Wednesday, September 03, 2008

MayBritt's Pincushion

For a long time, I've wanted to make May Britt's pincushion (the pattern is on her bloghere) Last week I found a cute 30s fabric printed in running eighths, with 4 different prints across the width of the fabric. The combination of the red, pink and turquoise really caught my eye, and I decided that it was time to make the pincushion.

In her pattern, May Britt says to be careful how you put the pieces together, because if you shift things the wrong way, you'll get a pincushion, but it won't look anything like hers. I can vouch for that. I read the pattern many times and I was positive that I was putting it together the right way. Then I turned it right sides out, and realized that I messed up! LOL. Instead of the design I was expecting, I got this:

Now I knew for sure what I did wrong and how it was really supposed to be. So I cut out more squares and tried again. All the work was worthwhile because now I have this adorable pincushion. Unfortunately, I don't get to keep it...this is going in the mail later this week to my swap partner. I hope that she likes it as much as I do!

Thanks May Britt, for a beautiful pattern!


May Britt said...

LOL you are not the first one doing the pincushion this way. Beautiful fabrics you have used.

Marilyn R said...

I like both of your pincushions! Love the fabric too!

chrisi said...

its verry nice