11 color me retro pincushion.


Just a quick post today with a cute little project!  I made this pincushion last week when I was in need of a finish.  You know how sometimes you just want to start something and finish it all in one day?  This was one of those projects.  I'm finding that if I add a few of these in among the bigger quilts and such, I feel more productive and therefore want to sew more!  Fast projects are just so satifsying.
I bought a stack of Color Me Retro (available at Pink Castle Fabrics and Stash Fabrics) as soon as it came out, and I've been having a hard time resisting cutting into it!  I just needed a tiny strip of most of the prints for this project, but those little strips make a lot of impact here.  I added a few coordinating solids here from my stash, all Michael Miller Cotton Couture (available at Pink Castle Fabrics and Stash Fabrics).

The pincushion pattern is another one from Alexia Abegg's Liberty Love book.  I know I keep raving about that book, but I just love it!  Making two projects from the same book is a record for me, and there are more that I want to try.  (Note: if you make this pincushion, there is a minor error in the cutting directions, so check the Liberty Love flickr group for the correction before starting!)
The pincushion is backed in Florette in Crystal, and I added some teal crochet trim around the edges.
I quilted the front in straight lines, which took all of two minutes on such a tiny project!  
This pincushion is headed off to its new home with a sweet friend.  Jeni should have her own Color Me Retro pincushion, don't you think? (Surprise, Jeni!)


  1. oooh, the crochet trim is delicious. I think I was dreaming of crochet trim recently...

  2. Eeeee! Shall be stalking the mailman!! You're sweet Holly! It's so cheerful and fun! :)

  3. So bright and colourful - love the crochet edge!

  4. Lovely, colourful. I like the things you make very much, like the Y quilt with Anna Maria Horner fabrics, and her bag you showed some posts ago. All lovely. Groetjes, Gerda

  5. I mean X plus quilt. groetjes, Gerda

  6. I love the pincushion and I love Color Me Retro! It also sounds like I'd love that book as well! ;-) :-)

  7. Love looking through that book and this pincushion is on my list of projects! the crochet edge is da bomb!

  8. Adorbs! The crochet trim is perfection!


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