Sunday, October 13, 2013

Pretty Pincushion

The Prettified Pincushion

I just couldn't resist making the last project in the book,  Patchwork, Please!  by Ayumi Takahashi, in the Zakka 2.0 Sew Along.

Many folks have made every project in the book, and showcased their gorgeous 'patchworky projects' in the Flickr Group.    Debbie, from A Quilter's Table , has been the hostess for the 2nd half of the sew along.

Maybe the reason I couldn't resist making it had a little  to do with my sister's  down-right irresistible project...

Amy  of  Amy Made That!  's  Prettified Pincushion  photo courtesy of Amy
I rounded up some DS Quilts fabric , in several shades of blue, grays and orange, and my Brussels Washer Linen.    I wanted to make sure that I had enough seam allowance around  the paper pieced pattern, so I added 1/2 inch to every side.  This resulted in a slightly larger pincushion,  with the top and base measuring in  at 5 1/2 inches square, and the sides at 1 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches.  I love this size.  I filled it with my "usual" crushed walnut shell kitty litter, and it has a nice heavy feel to it.

 Prettified Pincushion     by Susie @ Susie's Sunroom

a turquoise button
I found a button with turquoise in the middle, and decided to use it instead of the fabric covered button this time.   

Prettified Pincushion    by Susie @ Susie's Sunroom

I will be making this cute pincushion again, and will  make other projects from the book. 

Linking up at :   Paper Piecing Party @ Quiet Play
I'm off to my sewing room!


  1. Lovely pincushion! You chose great photos (and the button!) for it!

  2. Your version is sooooo smart and sophisticated, and the gorgeous button is just right. GREAT color combo, too!

  3. I love your pin cushion! It turned out so beautiful!

  4. It's so posh! The button is beautiful, perfect with the fabrics you've used.


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