I have been working on some pretty big quilts for clients and friends (look for finished pictures soon!). To break-up the challenge of working on large scale jobs, I played with some fun small projects. I have had so much fun playing with pincushions! By using scrap fabric, you can make beautiful pieces!
For this pincushion, I used left-over Kate Spain Early Bird fabric from a charm pack. I used the Double Tulip Template to foundation paper piece all of the fabric together. Foundation paper piecing is so much fun! I just love how crisp all of the corners of the design turned out.
I quilted this pincushion with a thick decorator stitch. Here's a closer look at the details:
I found these ADORABLE pins from Pincushion Crazy. I have already purchased three different sets and will definitely add to my collection.
I just couldn't stop at one pincushion, so I went to make these with scraps of Alison Glass fabric. Rainbow is my favorite color! Each long pincushion holds a different sized pin.
Aaaaaannnnnd - here's one more! This one was created with random scraps. For all of the pincushions, I played with fill. In the end, I like wool fill best. It won't stain the fabric and I do not have to worry about nut allergies for anything I sell. It also has a nice weight and I could really stuff the pincushions without slack.