Oct 10, 2013

Pincushions and pattern weights

My coworker turns wood and got what he calls an eclipse bowl. There's a small bit of a ring in the bottom you can see when you hold it up to the light.

I took it and made it into a big weighted pin cushion. My first idea was to make the cushion into a hexagon flower shape to fit in the bowl.

 I had some leftover charms from a quilt and turned these into the front and back. I sewed them together and filled it with walnut shell bits. It came out looking funny in the bowl, it was too big, so it was back to the drawing board.

I used the scraps from that to randomly piece together something I could cut a circle out of. It came out much better, but a bit big, and I can also use them both as pattern weights. I'm happy with them and get to see some of my favorite fabrics all the time. It's Urban Odyssey from Connecting Threads and is no longer available :o(
I might try the hexagon flower again with triangle bits to fill in the inside corners and make it more hexagon shaped.

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