Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Patchwork Cottage Pincushions


I have been making pincushions for a while now, in all different designs, but this design is my biggest seller. Sometimes its nice to have something useful and PRETTY!My design process came from researching antique pincushions, especially from the Victorian era. The pincushion above is available is my MMP boutique.
All of my round patchwork pincushions consist of 8 triangular patches of lovely rose and ticking fabrics which are topstitched and interfaced with fusible fleece to keeps those pins steady. Bottom is interfaced with fusible fleece as well and entire pincushion is stuffed with a soft polyfil. Each little pincushion I create is a one of a kind design. I also make rose shaped pincushions which turn out to be small fabric sculptures - I am working on one now and will post when complete - they are quite time consuming but so pretty when finished! And I also have ideas of a crazy quilt pincushion - I have done some crazy quilt pillows and pocket pillows and think a little pincushion would just be so charming!

2 comments:

ferryprincess said...

I fell in love with this pincushion and went to your MMP website to order one and it's all sold out... :( When will you have them available again?

Cheryl said...

OMG!!!! I love this!!!

My display at Huffines Art Show - Richardson, TX

My display at Huffines Art Show - Richardson, TX

A little about my textile art.....

My vintage fabric collages combine my love of vintage textiles and my love of words. Words are powerful and a beautiful phrase can evoke such emotion. My collage designs are built around the wise words of an old poet or author, which I handstitch in a simple lettering. I use vintage fabrics, laces, buttons, etc...all handstitched in a unique way to mirror the words - there is always a little mystery with the finished product, but if you look closely you will see the simple beauty of the words reflected in the design. I collect old vintage frames throughout the year to frame each collage in. Below is a sampling of some of my pieces....

~Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul~Emily Dickinson

~Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul~Emily Dickinson