A while back I mentioned that I was joining in on the Skinny Pincushion Swap, hosted by Amy at Amy Made That!. We were all emailed a swap partner at the beginning of this month, along with a little information about the "swapee" - a small list of likes and/or dislikes, to help determine what colors and prints we should use for our pincushion. This list also helps those who are sending along voluntary little "gifts", such as fabric quarters, pins, and even chocolate, to pick out just the right finishing touch.
|I created a colorful "print" on this black twill by stitching lines of colorful thread in a freehand design. I pulled the thread colors from the other fabric I used, a bright floral print.|
Some of the information I was given included bright colors, flowers, and cats. I don't sew with a lot of prints involving animals, but I did happen to have a couple of fat quarters in my stash with cats on them - so I'm sending them along as a gift! Also, I made a rainbow of covered buttons to send along, and added some lace trim from my stash.. Covered buttons are my go to for a quick, easy way to add a coordinating pop of color, or to highlight a little piece of a special fabric. I'll be posting a little "pictorial" how-to tomorrow, for anyone who hasn't been introduced to the fun! But today, my swap photos - everything is ready to be sent out! I hope my swapee enjoys!
|One side of the pincushion. I fussy-cut the flowers on the end from the print.|
|Here's the other side! I am really happy with the placement of my fabrics.|
|Here's the finished package! Pincushion, two fat quarters (cats, flowers, and bright colors all in one!), a string of colorful fabric covered buttons, and a package of vintage-y lace trim.|