I can hardly believe this is the last week of the sew along! Yes, that means that this project is the last one in Ayumi's book, Patchwork, Please! and it's one of my favourites. The design is so cute and the pincushion is very practical in it's size and shape.
I decided to see go with a sewing theme in my fabric choices and was delighted with the results.
The scissor print was perfectly sized for paper piecing the top
and I couldn't resist the button print or the 'how to iron a shirt' fabric for the sides of the pincushion.
Then, for each of the two self-covered buttons, I fussy cut 'buttons' from the fabric I used in the sides. Love how well they worked!
This project made for some quick and satisfying paper piecing. Ayumi's delightful designs have me appreciating paper piecing in a way I didn't before. I now understand the appeal - the precision achieved with tiny pieces is remarkable (I'm thinking specifically of those paper pieced pencils in the pencil case project). I had no idea just how much fun I would have piecing such little bits! lol
So happy that I can add my pincushion to the link over at
A Quilter's Table along with all the other creative versions that will be shared this week.
Huge thanks to
for the wonderful job they did hosting the Zakka Along.
It's been an inspiring and fun 19 weeks, ladies!
P.S. Looking for a complete round-up of the projects from this book that were sewn during the sew along?
Check out the Flickr group!