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. 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!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  2. 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

  3. 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!!

  4. 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!!

  5. 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

  6. 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