A rainbow in a pincushion

This little pincushion as been on my to-do list for quite a while. The original, made by I like it orange, too! , it is much more symmetrical, but I wanted mine to be somewhat wonky, something that if I showed it to my dad he would say “Very nice Lizzet, but why don’t you do it again so it looks a bit straight”.

I love how the Kona in Coal really brings out the other colours.  I used only tiny scraps that perhaps most people would have thrown away because they were too small to do anything, but like you can see, that is not necessarily true.

Scraps do go a long way!

I didn’t reinforce with a top stitch but it is something that I might have to do before it all comes apart.  The reason of why I didn’t do it was because it took a bit of the “wonkyness” but seeing how the stitches are pulled by the filling I might have to compromise and do it.

Whilst I was making the pincushion, I got an order for the Linen/Cotton blend in Putty and I took it as a sign.  I am going to make something similar using the linen as a background and will splash colour here and there with some of the patchwork fabrics in stock.  Maybe I can make something from from the 1-2-3  Sew book by Ellen L. Baker that my mum gave me a few days ago (I have the best mum in the world!).  Whatever I make I’ll keep you posted :)

I hope you are enjoying the summer as much as I am.

See you soon xx

Fabrics that I used:

Background and back:  Kona Solid in Coal

From left to right

Hydrangea in Yellow (not seen in the photo)

- Stripe in Jam by Momo (you can see only a tiny bit of it)

- Four petals in Jelly by Momo

- Eva by Michael Miller

- Dandelion in Mustard by Patty Young (not longer in stock)

- Thistle Leaf in Piney Woods by Denyse Schmidth

- Liberty fabric from a Clothkits kit

- Dots by Oliver + S (not longer in stock)

- Dandelion in Turquoise (not longer in stock)

- Sun Spots in Mint by Amy Butler

- Pop parade in Purple

- Stripe Leaf by Lourdes Sanchez

We also sell Fabric Scraps bags, unlike the pieces used in this pincushion the scraps are not small but they are equally pretty.

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13 Responses to “A rainbow in a pincushion”

  1. Fran says:

    Such a fantastic choice of fabrics! Looks lovely.

  2. lizzet says:

    Thank you Fran, it is difficult to choose fabrics when I have a bit of a choice of where I can choose from, but I stick to choosing from scraps only :D

  3. Silvia says:

    Lizzet!! felices vacaciones para tí también! como se la pasaron con tus papás! espero super bien! Por acá todavía anda mi papá pero ya se va el Lunes bubu. Te escribo también para decirte que abri una tiendita, en etsy, aquí te dejo la dirección: http://www.etsy.com/people/Lasestrellitas?ref=si_pr
    Casi no tengo nada, pero espero poder ir llenando el changarro poco a poco con algunas otras cositas. jeje

    Un abrazote ;-)

  4. Silvia says:

    olvide decir super buena idea el pincushion! y super lindas las telas! besos

  5. Helen says:

    Such a lovely pin cushion!

  6. jane says:

    what do you stuff your pincushion with?

  7. lizzet says:

    Silvia Muchisimas gracias por tus comentarios, me da mucho gusto que te hayas animado a abrir una tienda en Etsy y te deseo la mejor de las suertes. Te mando un abrazo enorme a ti y al resto de tu familia xx

  8. lizzet says:

    Helen, thank you lovely! It might be wrong for me to say it but I do like my pincushion, I even think that I have developed a love affair making pincushions and I am in search of another pattern!

  9. lizzet says:

    Hi Jane, I stuffed the pincushion with the fillings of a cushions that I no longer wanted. I have read somewhere that is also good to wrap a bit of steel wool with the stuffing, but I haven’t done it this time.

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