I saw some pictures of very small pin cushions on Etsy, and decided they would make good gifts for my quilting friends, those wonderful ladies that form our local Quilting Posse.
Many of those friends meet once a month for an evening of hand stitching. These little pin cushions are designed to be worn like a brooch, and to provide a place for a needle and a few pins; they are about 2.25" - 2.5" across, with those buttons less than the size of a dime. Each one has a pinback sewn on the bottom.
They will be sashed with a solid yellowish lime green and random colored cornerstones. I'll probably finish the rest the blocks this weekend, along with the sashing, then move on to the courthouse steps border. What a joy to work with all of these lush, saturated colors! It will be a wild quilt when it is done, and very much out of my usual comfort zone. Hopefully my SIL's cousin and his bride will like it.