**This tutorial is intended for personal use only.**
To make this pincushion, 1/2" hexagons were joined at the base to form a 6-petal flower, leaving each petal unattached at the sides. Another hexagon was sewn to the back of each petal to encase and hide the raw edges. A ladder stitch was used to close 5 sides of each petal. The 6th side was left open at the base in the back.
I repeated this again using 3/4" hexagons.
All petals were lightly stuffed with polyfil.
The openings were slip stitched closed.
I then cut out two 4" hexagons. With right sides together, I machine stitched around the perimeter using a 1/4" seam and left a small opening for turning. It was turned right side out, stuffed, and the opening stitched closed.
I tufted it lightly using 6 strands of embroidery floss, and hand stitched the flower to the center of the pincushion.
Voila! Completed pincushion.
Another quick and easy project that would make a fun gift for an English Paper Piecing quilting buddy.
On another note, I'd like you to know how much I appreciate each and every one of your comments regarding my Flower Garden Apron. I had long been yearning for an apron of my own. Although there was an enormous amount of hand stitching involved, I am really pleased with the outcome. It makes me happy to hear that you liked it too.
Have a fabulous day.