At Christmas, Sandy and I discovered the cutest pin cushion ever under our trees!
Santa (a.k.a. sister Sue) gave us each a Blanket Toss Pin Cushion from Alaska.
What is a blanket toss you might ask? The Travel Alaska site describes it best. A native Inupiaq hunter was tossed in the air from the hides of walrus or seal in hopes of spotting game on the horizon. The blanket toss is now used for celebration purposes…yikes! Maybe it was the inspiration for bungee jumping?!
I like the fluffy white against the dark blue velveteen fabric.
Here’s a side view — check out those cute, fuzzy, little bright blue legs holding up the cushion!
What’s the story behind your favorite pin cushion? We’d love to hear about it!
10 thoughts on “Blankets Tossed!”
Oh my! I was so enchanted with their little faces that I didn’t even notice the cute fuzzy legs! It was a wonderful gift from Sue! She always gives the best gifts — my first pin cushion was one from her and it is one of my faves: a mini overstuffed chair and when you lift up the cushion, there is extra storage underneath.
I do like that cute little chair in your sewing room! Let’s dedicate an entire blog to cute pin cushions!
Oh my goodness – yes that is the cutest pin cushion! I have one I made out of recycled Pendleton wool blanket scraps (I made up a bunch and gave them as gifts at a quilt retreat to my fellow quilt retreaters and our host), I think that is my fav.
Your pin cushions sound like such a nice gift for quilt retreats! I am going to make some up to have on hand for future retreats — Thanks for the idea!
You are most welcome and I had fun with it – I made them pick numbers first and then they got to pick which pin cushion they wanted based on their number (and I had them all displayed cute in a basket) 🙂
Nice! I will use your “system” for first picks!
OH it is so precious! Pretty little faces. Are the blue fuzzy legs like snowsuits? I have some quilted pillows and the traditional tomato but your post makes me seriously want to start collecting pin cushions, I am enjoying looking at so many Google pics of different ones!
Yes, the blue fuzzy legs are like snowsuits! Pin cushions are a nice collectible to have on hand because they are so useful! Lots of creativity goes into these cute little things!
I love these! Makes me so happy just to look at it 🙂 I found them while visiting Alaska and bought them for a few of my quilting friends. They were well received!
What a nice friend you are! The Alaska quilt shops were so fun to shop in, I bought some fabrics and need to get sewing!