QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Baltimore Blues. It's not all blue.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Sweetheart Pincushions





Sweetheart pincushions are needlework inspiration with
an appropriate history for Valentine's Day, 2014.

These heart-shaped pincushions were made by British soldiers
recovering in hospitals during World War I.

2014 is the 100th anniversary of the Great War.

Perhaps we will see some exhibits featuring these collectible pieces.










See Sheridan Parsons's Pinterest page on Sweetheart Pincushions here:
http://www.pinterest.com/sheridanspins/sweetheart-pincushions/

10 comments:

dustin cecil said...

how could any girl resist?

Lori said...

Those are so lovely!

Marly said...

They are amazingly made, especially if you consider this was probably occupational therapy and made by men who had probably only shortly before learnt how to sew on a button.
Do you know if there's any significance in the wheel motif?

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful examples and love the embellishing work on them.

Debbie

Barbara Brackman said...

They were probably kits and someone probably determined some easy to sew designs for novice stitchers, which may be why there are so many wheels.
I love the idea of stiching a photo to a heart shaped pincushion.

Becky in VA said...

Sew romantic!

desertskyquilts said...

Perfect post for the day. That's an exhibition I'd enjoy seeing!

Gail Tilton said...

Do you know the size of the pincushion?

Anonymous said...

These are so pretty! They made me cry, I had an uncle and a great uncle in the 1st World War. Thank you for the lovely pictures, Marilyn

Julie Vernon said...

Absolutely beautiful -- and to think they are now 100 years old. These pincushions were and are treasured I'm sure.
Smiles, JulieinTN