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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
I cut out the six circles. Don’t they look pretty together?!
Then….a couple hours later (due to some chainsaw oil on my glue gun…don’t ask) I had a lovely 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.