Monday, June 21, 2010

And This Little Pig said X-Stitch Finish

I have finished my Star Trek mattress pincushion! The stitching was done and dusted in May. 

I had checked out most of the tutorials for this type of finish, and decided that I would try something a little different. I like evenness and definite lines, funny that. So I whipped stitched every side/edge, even the short ones on the corners. Extra work, but I like it.
I've had this all whipped stitched up and stuffed with fibre fill, and only about 2 inches to finish, and just didn't like the feel, I'm sure it wasn't lumpy, but I just couldn't get the thought out of my head, so Sunday craft shopping at Spotlight, to get some wadding, frogged the last bottom seam, and now I am much happier, finished last night.
Spotlight, where having a 20% off everything sale, including anything that was already on sale, so all the floss for a new project, and some Linen 32 ct Belfast, Antique White, that was already reduced from $72 to $48 per metre with a further 20% off that, went a little crazy and brought what was left on the roll 1.4 metres (4.5 feet). I've seen this linen on-line and in stores for $95 a metre. Bargain, and I can always dye.


  1. Very nice work. Congrats for the finish

  2. I love your Star Trek Pillow! My son would love this, as he and his dad love watching the original Star Trek! (They got the entire series for Christmas one year on DVD) You've done a lovely job finishing it too! Well done! *Hugs*

  3. It's great, my mum is a bit Spock fan and would love this.

  4. This is absolutely fabulous!! I love it! I'm more of a TNG fan than TOS, but gotta love me some Kirk & Spock!
    Congratulations on a beautiful finishing job as well!
    Thanks for sharing
    Carolyn in VA
    (from theSamplerLife group)