In planning projects to make with my greyscale fabric collection, I wanted to make a cute, new set of Crew Pincushions in CF Grid Group fabrics. It had been a little while since I’d made an entire grouping of them. (The pattern has 11 different sizes of pincushions included.)
Pincushions are such an enticing sew! I’ve made many, I use many (as pincushions, as pattern weights, as cute studio ornaments…), and I’ve given away many. They are just one of those projects where it doesn’t take too much time/energy/supplies, but the results are both satisfying and useful.
The fabrics are all in a greyscale range, which makes mapping out each of these pincushions really fun. I wanted to take full advantage of the fabrics from light to dark as well as use an accent fabric to tie them all together.
Essex linen in Putty unites the group well! It’s definitely a neutral color, and it adds both warmth and texture to the light and dark fabrics.
I have mentioned this in my newsletter, but one surprise after taking these photos is how much I love this color palette. I don’t mean the pincushions–that palette was very planned, but the lemon, white, mint and pale coral from the pins with the black and greys is so surprisingly fresh!
People are often asking where I get ideas for color, and this is a perfect example of an accidental color scenario that can inspire something else. I really want to plan out something inspired by this soon.
These Crew Pincushions in CF Grid Group were enjoyable to make, and I hope you enjoy them too!
Pattern: Crew Pincushion Pattern
Crew Inspiration: Other Crew projects on the blog
Supplies: My favorite piecing pins