23 April 2014
April Pincushion for the CQJP 2014
April's pincushion for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project (CQJP) 2014 has a rosy theme!
With this pincushion, I finished the last of the large pincushion blanks from my Unfinished Project pile! It was the pale rose on a piece of linen in it that inspired the theme.
I made the ribbon rose by combining procedures I learned from both Helen Gibb and Candace Kling . It contains a rolled rose center, a three part folded rose petal and five individual folded rose petals. The leaves are prairie point leaves.
Once the rose was completed, it inspired the rest of the stitching on the pincushion. There are thread woven spider web woven roses and silk ribbon Fargo roses.
Pink beads in coordinating colors complete the seam embellishments!
It's a cheery piece!
I love how dimensional the rose is. Like a corsage pinned onto the pincushion, dressing it up for Easter!
The base has my usual signature!