I love pincushions! Is there anything so quick and tiny and absolutely adorable as a sweet little pincushion? These versions from Happy Flower Quilts by the incredibly brilliant Atsuko Matsuyama just couldn't be more fun to sew.
I had originally planned to make all three of the pin cushion patterns in this book but had to limit myself to two so that I could stay up with all my other deadlines. The Log Cabin and Shoofly versions are simple and sweet, small enough that you can use your smallest treasured scraps. For the Shoofly version, I used quilting cotton fabrics paired with a favorite dotty print. The original pattern called for two pom-poms sewed to each corner, but I used only one. My daughters think it's the cutest thing ever.
If I had to pick a favorite, though, it would be the Log Cabin version which I made using all Liberty lawn scraps (except for the retro lady in the center) and backed in linen. It's everything that I love in one tiny package.
I never cease to be fascinated by Japanese quilting books, and Happy Flower Quilts is no exception. This book is full of beautiful patchwork projects that I hope to make in the future. If you'd like a copy of your own from World Book Media, just leave a comment below. The giveaway is open worldwide, just be sure that your email address is in your comment or visible to me so that I can contact you! I'll choose a winner on Saturday.
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Happy sewing, friends!