This new paper pieced pattern was inspired by my gorgeous friend Erin and encouraged my gorgeous friend Gina. I am very lucky to have such great friends who put up with my moaning about designer’s block, who then give me great ideas, and even test them or specifically buy fabric for them. Yay friends!
I made this little block into a cushion. Just because.
And appliqued a couple of coloured gumballs to the bottom of the cushion for a bit of added interest.
I was surprised to find that in my stash, I had very few large coloured polka dots! This print was the best I had to represent the gumballs. Plus using a fabric like this (Erin’s awesome idea) meant less fiddly paper piecing trying to put the gumballs into the machine!
You know I can’t resist a bit of fussy cutting. And when I found I had a text print with 20c on it… well it had to be incorporated into the block!
In hindsight I should have used a darker grey for the handle. Live and learn right?
And because I think this is fun – here’s the before and after so to speak. The EQ7 sketch and the fabric version.
Not too bad hey?! Want to make your own awesome gumball machine? I have just listed the pattern in my Craftsy shop .
Now the rest of today is dedicated to Bee blocks and getting things finished! Hey speaking of Bees (like that segue?!), we are looking for more Aussies to join do.Good Stitches (can you believe there are none on the waiting list?! What?!). Why not pop over to the Flickr group and check it out. If you sign up, tell Rachel Kristy sent you – then maybe you can join my Bee Circle and we can sew together. Fun right?!
Right, sewing calls.Oh and thanks for the commiseration about breaking my machine. Turns out I magically fixed it (maybe I put the bobbin thingamajig back in wrong? Who knows?) so we are friends again and sewing once more! yay!
Linking up with Finish It Up Friday at crazymomquilts :)