For the Pincushion Pass, my partner had no specific preferences. No colors or designs… the field was wide open for me.
I wanted to do something fun… something that would be a little challenging for me to make… something that wasn’t perfectly round or perfectly square… so when I found this tutorial to make a Turtle Pincushion, I knew it was what I would make!
I especially loved the pattern on his back. It reminds me of some of the recent posts from my partner, in which she shows the quilt blocks she has been working on.
I enlarged the original pattern, but kept the design simple. I didn’t add all the compartments, but I did put magnets in the front “flippers” so that they can be used as a quick needle rest.
He is made entirely of black and white fabrics, but I decided to put some color in his eyes, by using green seed beads for his eyes.
If my partner doesn’t love him as a pincushion, he’ll double as a fun toy for one of the grandkids!
Expect Moore… soon!