Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Puzzle Ball

I finished sewing the puzzle ball together yesterday. Maggie B seemed to think these were sewing related, but I've always thought they were baby toys - does anyone out there know for sure? Anyway, I'm glad to have it done and move on to the next project.



14 comments:

Kindred Quilts said...

I love it! It's on my very long list of "to do!" I have no idea about the history of puzzle balls... will have to research!

Janet O. said...

I know nothing about puzzle balls, either, but it looks like it could work as either a baby toy or a pin cushion. I just look at it and think, "Who figures out these things?"
You did a good job of it. I don't think I would be able to wrap my brain around it. : )

Nedra said...

either way, it turned out very cute :)

audrey said...

I don't know but it's very cute! If I had that laying around in my house though, my sons would be playing with it.:)

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

I first saw puzzle balls as a child in Kentucky. Women there made and sold them as a child's toy. I learned to make them over 35 years ago and still make them.
I was amazed when they reappeared now as sewing/pincushions.
I have some Victorian sewing books from my great grandmother in which they were made as a pincushion oddity.
Once you make one - you will want to make more! They are a lot of fun.

Sue SA said...

I have only seen them made in bright colours for a child. But I guess a pin cushion is an option!

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

Yours turned out so well. Congrats!! I love it no matter what it is!

Kyle said...

I love the colors that you chose and the stitching around the edges. Bet it was a lot of work. Yours looks perfect.

Julia said...

I've seen those baby puzzle ball on the internet. I've seen some that were crocheted . It looks like a lot of work. Very cute. You did a terrific job on it.

JB

Rugs and Pugs said...

LOVE it!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Don't know anything about puzzle balls--yours looks great--makes me want to try one for myself.

Yvonne said...

Very cute Gayle, I always thought it is a baby toy too.

Three Sheep Studio said...

This looks complicated to make.
Very beautiful and vintage !
Rose

Raymond Homestead said...

I don't know but I do know that it looks very complicated to me!