Monday, March 5, 2012
Sew Out Loud Block 4
Welcome to block 4 in the Sew Out Loud quilt along! I jumped ahead a bit in the schedule because the designer of block 4 was called away on business. So, today you get my block.
My block is called "Pin This," a traditional tomato pincushion with some embroidered and embellished pins. Did you ever wonder about the origins of the tomato shape? I know I have but I have never researched it. Kerry just sent me this link with the answer. The name "Pin This" pays homage to one of our favorite past times besides sewing, Pinterest. I love that the block design combines something so traditional with modern fabrics and word play.
Our quilt along is sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop who provided me with the wonderful black on black dot that I used for the background of this block. They also provided the Pinelope Red Pin Cushion print that I used at the bottom of the block. The red text print is by Kumiko Fujita, as well as the green laundry print. Both of those were purchased from Ayumi on Etsy. The perfectly coordinating red buttons are Basic Grey essential buttons--nearly the exact shade of red found in the red text print!
You may download the pattern for this 12" finished paper pieced block here. If you cannot open it for one reason or another, send me an email and I will send it to you as an attachment. Please print pages 1-3 in "letter" mode and page 4 on in "landscape" mode. Many of the pattern pieces will have to be taped together along the dotted lines.
I hope you will enjoy making this block! I am excited to see some pictures show up in the Flickr group.