Sunday, April 14, 2013

New Sunflower Pincushion Pattern!

I have a new Pattern ready for you, thanks to Michelle May of The Raspberry Rabbits! She and I have become good blogging buddies in the past year. We both love to work with Valdani Three Strand Floss and believe it or not, that's what got our friendship going! That and our love of Bunnies that is! If you have been to her blog you know she LOVES bunnies. If not, check it out here. She collects REAL bunnies and I collect dark colored bunnies to sit around the house!

Ok, Back to the pattern...

A while back she asked if I would design a pattern using her Valdani Three Strand Floss Collection, called Folk Art Fusion. It is a 12 color collection of beautiful colors available from her online store here.
I decided to make a Sunflower Pincushion. This pincushion is about 5" round and the pattern has instructions for making it in Wool or Punchneedle embroidery. It is really a quick little project and was so fun to make! As a punched pincushion, it would be a unique addition to your collection. As a wool pincushion it would be a darling addition as well as quick to finish! If you have followed my blog for a while, you have seen my coasters in the past. This pattern could also be made into coasters as well. (The cork coaster bases are available on my website notions page).
The picture above is a bit brighter than it really is, but Folk Art Fusion is a collection of great colors to work with as you can see below! She creates all sorts of pretties with these colors.

You can buy the Pattern and any Punchneedle supplies on my website, Traditional Primitives HERE and the floss collection and wool felt kit on her website, The Raspberry Rabbits! Check out all of her other goodies while you are there! She is very talented and creative! Her designs are unique and modern, yet have a country flair to them also. She's always keeping things "hopping" on her blog with fun offerings and stories!
If you are a visitor from Michelle's blog, I welcome you to my blog! Feel free to become a follower and join me in my quilting (and punching) adventure. Take a look back at some past posts. I hope you learn something new and decide to come back and see me! Be sure to visit my online store, Traditional Primitives HERE and see what I have to offer you. I love English Paper Piecing, Punchneedle, Wools and Appliqué.
As a celebration of my friendship with Michelle, I'd love to have a drawing for a copy of the Sunflower Pincushion! Follow me if you like my style and leave a comment telling me what kind of quilts or handwork you like to make and if you are interested in the drawing! I'll draw next Sunday so be sure to allow reply emails in your profile so I can let you know if you won! ( if you want to buy the Sunflower Pincushion Pattern today, you can choose another $9 pattern from my site if you win the drawing!)
Thanks to Michelle for this fun little blog hop we cooked up and thanks to you for visiting today!
Take care and come back soon!


  1. Such darling pincushions!
    Congratulations on your wonderful new patterns.

  2. Those are beautiful pincushions and I do love the colors you used.


  3. I enjoy your blog and am a follower. I like to make pieced quilts, usually traditional patterns. I also enjoy hand embroidery and applique. The pincushion pattern is lovely. I have never made one, but would love to try.

  4. Hello Missie, I'm a new follower from Michelle's blog, love your sunflower design, beautiful! I'm a folk art crafter who usually creates with painted muslin but lately I've been doing more stitching and after looking at your beautiful sunflower pincushions I think I am going to have to learn how to do punchneedle! Thank you for the opportunity to win your lovely pattern and looking forward to following your blog. Deb

  5. Love the pincushion. I have never tried needle punch embroidery, but love wool applique. I would love to win this pattern. I love to add applique to my quilt pieces. It really seems to finish them.
    Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.

  6. Hi Missie - I'm a follower who loves quilting, rug hooking, punch needle and wool appliqué - your new pattern is awesome!

  7. Love your new pattern. I'm already a follower by email. Punchneedle hs been on my list of 'to do'things. This looks like a great starting pattern. I enjoy doing stitcheries & love working with wool. Thanks for the chance to win this great pattern.

  8. The pincushion pattern is lovely. I have done a few stitcheries, I think it's time to do a pincushion. I also quilt and knit.

  9. Love the pincushion, I do hand embroidery and piecing.I want to try wool applique, have been collecting wool for a couple of years and last year found some punch needle supplies at a Flea Market so that's on the list,too, so many intrest and so little time;).Thanks for the chance to win the pattern.

  10. You two make a good team. Love the pincushions. I am a follower of you and Michelle. She actually came to our guild which was super exciting.
    I am interested in your giveaway. I love working with wool and doing punchneedle too. Even though I don't do much of it. thanks for a chance.

  11. I have of late been inspired with hexies. My favorite handwork is wool. Civil war quilts are my passion. I love making pincushion especially for presents to my friends. Can I just love it all?