My love of Liberty fabric is well and truly up and running. Unsurprisingly, I hadn't put away my little Liberty pile after finishing my spools mini-quilt - so I thought I'd whip up the log-cabin pincushion, as a second project from the fabulous Liberty Love by Alexia Marcelle Abegg.
My original plan was to use mini-black-pom-poms for the trim - but I didn't have enough, and of course couldn't possibly wait to order/track down any more - so I thought I'd push out the colour-boat-to-crazy and use four different colours of not-mini pom-pom trim. I was a little worried the pom-poms would detract from the gorgeous fabrics, but I love the whole chaos-of-colour effect that's going on. And I haven't even added any pins to it yet!
For the bottom, I used a gorgeous PamKittyMorning fabric from the box-of-gorgeous - I only realised how fluff-covered the fabric is once the photo uploaded, sorry. My sewing-space is pretty chaotic, so there's plenty of fluff'n'threads everywhere - notice how all the pics I've taken lately are super-close-up ... hmmm, there's a reason for that.
Love the fabric. Love the pom-poms. Love the pincushion. Love the book. It's a quadruple-win.
And next - I whipped up a set of coasters for a quick pressie - they're not quite all the same size, but they're all very sweet! The centre fabric is a very cute one - but I can't remember exactly what it is. All the borders are Denyse Schmidt, except for the orange Violet Craft/Madrona Road sprouts and the orange 'xoxo', which I think is Anna Maria Horner.
It's the last day of term 3 tomorrow here in Queensland. Free dress day, a spot of school work and 'Despicable Me 2' for my youngest and Vee's oldest - they're in the same class. Free dress day, a spot of school work and no movie for my oldest and Vee's youngest ... though I'm sure there'll be plenty of last-day fun going on.
We'll take a little blog-break over the school hols - but please don't forget our Etsy shop giveaway - details here. Hope your week has been a good one. See you soon. cat xoxo