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A rainbow in a pincushion

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

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

-Hydrangeain 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.