Monday, September 16, 2013

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Ever have a little conversation with yourself while you are sewing?  Perhaps it goes something like:


 Ugh, that was supposed to cut at 2 1/2" not 2".

or

Ouch!

or - more frequently - 

Where is my seam ripper?

Clearly, I need someone to talk to so I made me a BQB (Best Quilting Buddy) pin cushion.


 The quilt she is working on is the pin cushion!


Now I've someone to talk to AND somewhere to keep important stuff!


I think I will call her Ashley.





These blog hops are always so much fun.   Many thanks to Kristen - who did a fabulous job keeping us all organized - and Madame Samm .  Put aside your needle and thread (in a pin cushion of course!) and join me in visiting the other lovely ladies I am fortunate enough to share this day with:


>>>>>>>   A Stitch In Time   <<<<<<<<


The pattern for the sweet doll can be found here.  She is so cute - I am going to make her again just because!  (Ashley's instructions are great!)

Tough photo shoot.  (smile)



I used PolyPellets to stuff and found them quite easy to use.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.


Happy Stitching!



76 comments:

  1. Really cute, original idea! Love it :)

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  2. Love your little quilting friend. She is adorable!

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  3. She is so cute! Great job!Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers,

    Jeanneke.

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  4. Ashley is adorable! Thank you for sharing your BQB.

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  5. Adorable! Enjoy your new BQB ... :) Pat

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  6. Ashley is too cute. I love your BQB.Adorable. thanks for sharing.xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  7. Ashley is adorable! I talk to myself all the time when I'm sewing and a lot is just like your example! Thanks for the pattern. I think I'll make a doll with a pin cushion. Thank you so much!

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  8. OMG, I love your Ashley. What a clever idea and you get a companion to boot. Two thumbs up!!

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  9. Your Best Quilting Buddy is fabulous. I will have to make myself a buddy. I sure could use one some days. Thanks for the link. Thanks also for sharing.

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  10. She is adorable! Thank you for including the link to a tutorial....I do talk to myself while sewing. I get away with it, though....since there is usually a cat or a dog around!

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  11. She is adorable and so easy to take too.

    Warm regards from Holland,
    Marga♥

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  12. Love your BQB...great idea to make a buddy! I can see why she was so tired...a tough photo shoot! Well done!

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  13. Nice idea! Thanks for sharing the tut.

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  14. your doll is beautiful - what a wonderful idea :-)

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  15. So glad the little buddy is NOT the pincushion, but her quilt. I was a little worried there! Very cute.

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  16. Looks like Ashley got tired and had to take a nap. She's very cute!

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  17. Patty, that is the cutest pin cushion idea and you made her beautifully. I might have to do this. Better than talking to myself. lol

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  18. Great little assistant and PC! I hope you gave Ashley a big hug after her photo shoot.... she did a great job (and you did too)!

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  19. Haha! Such a cute and clever girl! She knows exactly what you need! :D
    Good idea, maybe I should make one for myself! Thanks for the link!

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  20. I have those conversations all the time - too cute Jane! blessings, marlene

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  21. I use poly pellets too. I like the weight they add.

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  22. Loved you photo shoot and your pin doll

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  23. Hysterical! (And functional!). Particularly like the picture of the tired model at the end!!

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  24. Cute, cute, cute! I love your Ashley and her pin cushion quilt! An adorable idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. So cute! I have many too many conversations like that.

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  26. What a great idea...a pin doll! Love it! :)

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  27. Love you post! Great pincushion and so cute. Thanks for sharing the link.

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  28. What a fun idea, she looks like a great little quilter :)

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  29. Cute idea to have a doll hold a pincushion...love it!

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  30. Hahahaha! That's fantastic, I may have to follow suit because yes, there is much muttering to myself...
    ~Brandy

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  31. She is so cute, I think I need an Ashley!

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  32. Your doll is so cute. I've made some like this doll some years ago. Now would be the time to do it again. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  33. Now that is just too cute. And so much better than talking to yourself! LOL!

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  34. What a cutie and a perfect companion in the sewing room!

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  35. I wish you lovely sewing hours together with Ashley!

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  36. Ashley is adorable and so is her pincushion quilt! Or is it YOUR pincushion? Lol. You might need to wrestle it away from her.

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  37. She is a great idea! I always worry when I talk to myself if someone thinks I am crazy... well yes but anyways:)
    Love her!!! Great job!

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  38. She is adorable. I'm sure she will bring many smiles to your face as you quilt. Lovely work!

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  39. This is adorable, Patty! I don't think I would have the heart to stick my quilting buddy but the quilt, yes!

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  40. She is lovely and so is the quilt she is making - what a fabulous idea.

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  41. What a fun idea...Ashley is so cute!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  42. Oh my, everyone needs an Ashley for when her real bff is not prsent. I had the surprise of a lifetime earlier this year. My brother is a woodworker. One day I went to my mailbox and I had a handmade wooden seam ripper in my mailbox. He had bought the actual seam ripper part and then handcrafted the handle. The cap for the seam ripper fits into the bottom of the seam ripper so hopefully you never lose it. I can never find the cap for my other seam rippers. To top it off, the wood came from his father-in-law property which was across the road from the one-room grade school that we attended. He had already used all the wood he originally harvested from our home property. So, that makes it extra special as his FIL was childhood friends with our father in that community. So, I need to make an "Ashley" for me to have to so safe keep my precious seam ripper and pins and needles. Thanks for sharing and being and great inspiration. I hope to see you in more hops very soon.

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  43. Thanks for the great read, and the super cute pincushion.

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  44. Ashley is adorable and such a cute little buddy! I will look up this pattern!

    Susie

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  45. What a great pin cushion. I usually have a cat or two with me so they hear all kinds of things:) Thanks for sharing your story and your pin cushion--cute, cute, cute.

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  46. Oh my gosh! I LOVE this pinnie. Cute and oh so unique! Now I want one!

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  47. Doesn't every stitchin' girl need an Ashley? Cute.

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  48. Cute talking doll. And she must always agree with you - right? Neat pin cushion and seam holder.

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  49. Ashley is adorable and will be. A great companion with her trusty pincushion so handy . Thanks for sharing .

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  50. Wow Ashley ist so cute, very clever!
    Thanks for sharing ☺

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  51. What a great friend you have created. Love the concept.

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  52. I love Ashley!! and her quilt! Love the concept of having some one to talk with. lol
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  53. Cute little doll and she is helpful too holding the pin cushion.

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  54. Ashley is so cute. I need her on my table because I am always talking to my self. Thank you for sharing Ashley

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  55. Poor Ashley, I can understand being totally exhausted after you put her through all that posing and smiling and pinning! Love your fresh and new approach to a pincushion. Usually my husband ignores the 'talking' that comes from my sewing room but last week I let out a frustrated yell and he came to check on me - so sweet. :)

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  56. Hi!!! Too cute!!! I love Ashley and I think I need one to talk to!!!! Can't hurt!!! Her pinnie is very cute too!!! Thank You

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  57. Ashley is adorable. Now you have someone to keep you company while quilting. However, I'd be a little concerned if she starts talking back to you. ; )

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  58. She's adorable. What a great Idea.

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  59. Very cute! Love your photos, too!

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  60. Ashley is great! I love that last pic! Too funny.

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  61. Your sewing buddy is precious and I am so glad you aren't sticking pins in her! ;o) Thanks for sharing the link.

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  62. Such a cute idea! Thanks for the links to the tuts.

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