Edges Blossom Pincushion

Right before I left for my vacation, I received a lovely treat in the mail.  Michael Miller had sent me some of Laura Gunn’s new line, Edges.  This line, with the exception of a few focal prints, a line of bright, saturated blender prints. I knew right away that I wanted to work with that COLOR.

Edges Blossom Pincushion

I decided this week that I wasn’t quite ready to truly sew yet but I did want to play with fabric.  So I searched through some of my favorite crafting books at home and found the Blossom Pincushion from I heart Patchwork.  I’ve been meaning to make one of these for forever.

Edges Blossom Pincushion

I searched a few places for that palette and was finally able to find them at Hobby Lobby at the tip of a friend.  They are the plastic version but it is still really lovely.  Plus it is inexpensive! $2!

Edges Blossom Pincushion

My goal when making this, was to marry to the two ideas together, the blossom paint palette pincushion and this new line Edges.  I laid out all of the fabrics and chose a set of 6 cohesive colors that gave me a rainbow palette.  One of Laura’s Blender lines is called Painter’s Canvas and I could think of nothing more perfect than a painter’s palette filled with her fabrics.

Edges Blossom Pincushion

I don’t want to give away any details of the pattern because it is part of a published book (one that is well worth owning if you don’t already!).  Suffice it to say, this pattern is PERFECT for charm squares.  I used the template and made a vellum one of my own.  I traced the circle around the back of each square I chose.

Edges Blossom Pincushion

I cut out the six circles.  Don’t they look pretty together?!

Edges Blossom Pincushion

Then….a couple hours later (due to some chainsaw oil on my glue gun…don’t ask) I had a lovely pincushion!

Edges Blossom Pincushion

I love how the fabric looks like real paint in the palette.  Such a great blend of concepts. And that sweet center is just perfect for items like buttons.

Edges Blossom Pincushion

Edges Blossom Pincushion

Edges Blossom Pincushion

316 thoughts on “Edges Blossom Pincushion”

  1. As far as vacationing goes …We have gotten into cruises to the Bahamas. We have been on the disney ship and Carnival. We must prefer Disney anyday…

  2. I'm excited for the Mo Willems Pigeon fabric to come out. We are big fans of his books and my son made me promise I'd get some when it came out. 🙂

  3. I don't know that I have any one favorite vacation place because I love seeing all kinds of different places, but I do have to say I'm super excited that my family has been invited to Hawaii next January.

  4. I wish I would be back in Japan.
    I was in Tokyo early this year and totally loved it.

    All the sakura blossoms and awesome fabrics to buy. Fantastic !!

  5. There are so many great fabrics now it's hard to keep them straight! I love the looks of Jason Yenter's Bloom Modern, but can't remember if it's already out or coming soon. Cute pincushion and fabrics, thanks for sharing.

  6. We always like to vacation at National Parks. Last year we went to Bryce Canyon, Zion and Arches National Parks all in one trip and it was spectacular!

  7. Valori Wells as some really sweet voiles coming out next month. We'll see if I'll actually do it, but I'd love to turn some into …what? skirts for me? something, anyway. love the pincusion!

  8. Such a cute pincushion! There are a few upcoming lines that I'm looking forward to, but I'm beyond excited for Heather Ross's new line "Briar Rose."

  9. And my favorite place to vacation is Prince Edward Island, Canada. To perfect place to slow down and enjoy some beautiful scenery!

  10. I've not been looking at what's coming out as I've been trying not to buy much fabric, I'm still loving Chicopee and Salt Water though!

    Thanks for the give away!

  11. I loved Portland Oregon, and I went many years ago before I started quilting so it's not because Quilt Market is there! I've not been able to get the place out of my head since, stole my heart too.

  12. I don't keep up with new lines very well, but I just had someone pull up a quilt I made with a Michael Miller Fairy panel and I fell back in love with it. Luckily I purchased another panel after I finished the first quilt.

  13. We live int the deep south, so our favorite places to vacation is in the mountains of NC. The cool breezes and beautiful vistas take my breath away. It is especially beautiful in the fall 🙂

  14. What a pretty little project! I'm not aware of much in the way of fabric lines being released but I did like what I saw of Edges and if I can vacation anywhere I want… it's near a broad sandy beach that's good for morning walks 8>.

  15. This line looks awesome! I am looking forward to Tula Pink's new line – I think it's called Acacia or something like that! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

  16. I was going to say Denyse Schmidt's new line (which I can't wait for), but Jeni Baker's new line looks like it's going to be great too! At least, the little you can see on In Color Order today. Thanks so much for the chance!

  17. As for a holiday destination, for me it was always Italy, but now I just want to stay home in Luxembourg and discover its beauty.

  18. Oh my I do not really have a favorite. I just love fabric. To touch it and make it into a beautiful heirloom. I do love the colors you used in the pin cushion. My kind of colors. Bright and cheerful.

  19. Love this! So VERY excited for this exact line, love pretty much everything Laura Gunn does 🙂 Thanks for the fun project inspiration and giveaway.

  20. favorite vacation spot…. I love to visit cities. Last year we went to London and I loved it. It's my new favorite vacation spot

  21. I'd have to say my favorite place to vacation is in the Sawtooth Mountains of central Idaho. Absolutely gorgeous, with high mountain lakes, hiking trails, blue skies, antelope, elk and even wolves! An eagle or two soaring overhead! Roasting marshmellows over the campfire. Perfect!

  22. Vacation? What is that?? Actually I took a day of vacation yesterday and the hubby and I spent the day on the beach in Destin, FL… Can we say, 78 degrees, not a cloud in the sky, slight breeze, chairs and an umbrella… HEAVEN!

  23. I don't know of any new fabrics yet to be released but I do love the Summersville line and another one called Zen Chic. I hope I got those right.
    I really love the featured fabric as well!

  24. My favorite place to vacation is New Hampshire for skiing in winter and Prince Edward Island in summer. I'm biased because my family's cottage is there.

  25. I'm looking forward to my friend Violet Craft's third line, Waterfront Park! It might be out about now or coming very soon. But Laura Gunn is my fave designer, love her Poppy line so much!

  26. If it has a beach, I'm typically happy. Although, several years ago, I took a trip to Japan in the spring, and it was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. Japan was beautiful!

  27. I don't really have a favorite vacation place because 1. We don't vacation often and 2. if we do, it wouldn't be the same place over and over.

    I like taking day trips to the beach to! Hoping the Saturday before memorial day is nice so we can take my dad to the beach, even tho the ocean will be freezing still!

  28. ooooh! this line is sooo fabulous! i need to make a note, so that i can get some when this comes out, the textures are great, especially on the black, grey and white 😀

  29. Thank you for a great give away! I'm fan of Michael Miller, most fun fabrics are from them! One of my latest favourites is also Heaven & Helsinki.

  30. I am drooling over that edges line. Gorgeous colors! I used to love to vacation in Florida, now I live there, so the mountains call my name every summer.

  31. I'm really excited for THIS collection I love colors and patterns but I usually want the ones that are too geometrical and detract from the quilt, these will be really nice for my next adventure!

  32. I'm looking forward to Bijoux, which IS out not at my favorite store I guess, but I'm pretending its not because I already made two fabric orders last week…

  33. Thank you so much for the giveaway, I'll be getting some of this line, I think my husband would prefer it over my normal choices.

    My favorite place to vacation is Disneyland, its close, it keeps my husband happy and I get the best inexpensive carnitas ever just down the street! (I DO let food sway my choice of vacation spots after all!)

  34. I love Heather Ross' fabrics. And I have a stack of those blossoms, but, of course, they're pretty sad because they're still empty and still all white in color with no pretties nestled inside!

  35. I love the new Kaffe Fassetet shot cottons. They are so luscious and mix well with many different fabrics outside of his collection.

    Thanks for the chance to win, these fabrics are great and could also mix well.


  36. My favorite place to vacation is going to the ocean.. it is so rejuvenating for me. Just time to listen to the waves, walk along the sand, feel the wind, remember to be just a speck in the bigger picture. At the ocean, I am reminded not to take myself and life so seriously.


  37. Me n everybody else want some Briar Rose. But I've been seeing the Edges around and they look lovely — I'd love to win them and your darling pin cushion!

  38. My favorite place to vacation is — get ready — this motel (with an M) in Daytona Beach (for realz) where my family has been staying since the 50s (long before I was born). I can't help it; it is my past and I love it.

  39. I'm looking forward to Briar Patch by Heather Ross. I love the strawberry fabrics!
    Thanks for the generous giveaway.

  40. I look forward to making my own fabric line someday! Big dreams but I have had bigger dreams that have come true in my live already and I do believe someday I will achieve everything I set out to do.
    JulesmcTool bestlock(at)aol(dot)com

  41. What a sweet pincushion, I love the colors you chose. I love all the colors in that collection of fabric. The collection that I am patiently waiting for right now is Road 15 by Sweetwater and…I have pre-ordered Briar Rose by Heather Ross and can't wait for it to be in my mailbox.

  42. Our favorite place to vacation would probably be New Zealand. The country and the people are beautiful. They are so friendly and have wonderful climate, food and lots of gorgeous water. Really is a paradise.

  43. I don't know what lines will be coming out (boy do I wish I could go to Quilt Market!) but Simply Color and Architextures are two of my current favorites.

  44. I'm from Finland and used to come for holidays to Greece – one of the most famous holiday destinations! Now I have lived here in Crete 20 years and I go to Finland for holidays!

  45. That is seriously one of the cutest pincushions I've ever seen! As for what I'm looking forward to – probably whatever is Sweetwater's next line (I've seen Boo Crew, but I'm not a halloween gal… whatever is NEXT for them will certainly be one of my favorites!)

  46. Our favorite vacation was when we took the kids to Disney World for the first time. Now it's going to our cottage and relaxing there. Thanks for the chance.

  47. I'm looking forward to Snowman Gatherings – very fun prints in less traditional colors! Thanks for sharing the lovelies with us!

  48. I think the most relaxing place for us to vacation is the Outer Banks. We've been there many times so it is like going home! Thanks for a fun giveaway!

  49. I have so been waiting for Bake Sale! I just LOVE anything by Lori Holt. Over the past year and a half I have suddenly discovered COLOR and Edges definitely fits the bill! Thanks for the chance to win!

  50. My favorite vacation spot is Sisters, Oregon – super friendly little town, gorgeous scenery, perfect weather, and an amazing quilt shop – it doesn't get any better!

  51. My favorite place for vacation right now is cruising, since I have a 2yo and it's the best place to visit a lot of places without the hassle of transfer and lot of hours of car or plane.

  52. I love your pincushion! I am most looking forward to Acacia by Tula Pink…I really wish I could be at market to get some! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  53. Silent Cinema was one of my favourite lines – was it last year or the year before. And I LOVE Architexture. I haven't seen a lot of what's coming up this fall. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

  54. My favourite vacation spot is Canada's east coast. Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are beautiful and interesting. Newfoundland is like being in another country. And then there is sweet PEI…

  55. I like to vacation anywhere, really. Some top places are Duluth, MN, the Badlands of North Dakota, and the Rocky Mountains. My all time favorite vacation was to Brazil. I would go back again and again.

  56. Best vacation ever is one hubby and I took to the upper east coastline. We flew into Boston, from there, no plans, no reservations, just get in the car and go. It was fantastic.

  57. I love the pin cushions. very nice and I have one of those trays. Smile.
    for fabrics I am thinking any lines with marbled fabrics right now.

  58. Vacations are fun anytime anywhere. I love going to camp with my sewing machine or any road trips that take me a quilt show.
    Australia would be my dream

  59. Geeky Chic is one I am looking for. There are several I would love to make projects with but I am not much into lines. I just like certain prints. Very seldom do I find more than one or two in a line that I think I have to have.

  60. Best vacation in recent years was staying at a beach hotel on the boardwalk at Virginia Beach in September. The weather is still nice, and it's less crowded.

  61. After many years of fun traveling all over the USA. I would have to say my absolute favorite place to spend a vacation is Home Sweet Home. It's true. I am most relaxed and happy at home.

  62. My favorite places to vacation is Boyne Mtn, MI
    We like to go in early fall and the leaves are lovely. It is a beautiful and serene place to relax and recuperate

  63. And where I most like to vacation is the beach; any beach, really, but my current favorite is a little place up the coast from Rio de Janeiro, called Arrial do Cabo. Lovely white sands, gorgeous turquoise waters, and flanked by green Atlantic rain forest — gorgeous!!

  64. Oh! How pretty! I just bought a fat quarter set of both the stripes and the dots (not sure what else to call them) in Hipster. I love the colors and the possibilities. Thanks for a chance to win.

  65. Hi: In Costa Rica the fabric collections are so expensive, so I can´t use only fabric collections, but Robert Kauffman is one I like.

    I like go in vacations at Nacascolo Beach, Guanacaste.

    Costa Rica

  66. Love this pincushion. I have been waiting on the new line by Lori Holt:
    Bake Sale. It just came out. Thanks for the chance to win!


  67. I have not allowed myself to look at fabric because we are packing to get ready to move to another state in 2 weeks, but I love, love, love "Edges." I definitely want to get some, and to win some would be wonderful! Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

  68. To be honest, there isn't just one line that I'm looking forward to, even though I won't be buying them (no fabric budget! 🙁 )! There are so many beautiful ones!!

  69. As for vacations, while I've been to many places in the US, my all time favorite place was Kauai. The warm breeze, the slower pace, the always-warm water, the green, green, GREEN surroundings…. simply breath taking!!

  70. I don't really think about vacations anymore..we retired to Mexico 3 1/2 years ago and it is still like a wonderful slow paced vacation to me.
    thelady at hotmail.com

  71. I've seen so many beautiful new lines coming out that I want them all. I get a mini panic attack everytime I try to narrow down choices to place an order. It is so hard not being able to see & feel the fabric in person.
    thelady at hotmail.com

  72. I am super excited about Natalie Lymers latest range coming out and I love your pincushion. I thought it looked good in the book but I truly love the rainbow effect you have created. Thanks so much for sharing.

  73. I love the beach in Summer and the mountains in winter. I love waking up to misty mornings with light rain all day, sitting by a fire or snuggling under a quilt and spending time with my family.

  74. I don't really know what fabric lines that are coming out, but my fav from the past is Hope Valley by Denise Schmidt. Oh I love that line!!! (But I am also hoping for a reprint of the line by Anna Maria Horner that you made your brick quilt with. That quilt was what got me hooked on quilting!)

  75. I just came home from a five day vaccation in Budapest and I think that I have a new favourite! Thermal baths, good shopping ( fabric, perle cotton thread, leather bags…) and great ice cream!!! Beautiful city as well, with a history since the romans, that built the first public bath houses!

  76. What a lovely bunch of colors! Looks like every color, beautiful! I've been on the hunt for pincushions and your's is super. I'd love to make one. Lots of great fabrics I've been in love with, Ruby, The Ghastlies and coming soon, In from the Cold from Kate Spain.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  77. Sounds like you and the famy had a wonderful time on your Disney cruise. Lots of great places to vacation in the U.S. Hawaii is always nice but I love going back home to Alaska. You have never seen such gorgeous views! Only bummer is the mosquitos in the summer, hehe.

    Thanks again for a chance to win.


  78. I am so in love with Laura's fabric designs! I've admired Edges, but only have one piece so far, and am crazy for Painter's Canvas. I just blogged about it this week, and have been sewing with it the past few days. Thank you so much for the chance to win it!

  79. Can't wait to see Denyse Schmidt's new line, "Florence," in person. And my favorite vacation place in the whole wide world is Sydney, Australia. I was blessed to have visited there four times, when our daughter lived in the gorgeous city. I miss it SO much! Again, thanks for chance to win Laura's beautiful fabrics, and your lovely work as well!

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