Elementz Blog Hop
Swan Amity Studios
Good morning Blog Hoppers and welcome to Swan Amity Studios and my beautiful Sonoran Desert in Southern Arizona! I am so pleased and proud to be joining you today to talk about the absolutely gorgeous fabric line from Island Batik and Tammy Silvers, Elementz. Read to the end to find out how to win free patterns inspired by this fabric line!
Elementz is a powerful line of bright, bold fabrics that draw the eye in and lend themselves so well to a variety of patterns and background colors. I have had so much fun working with them. Today we’re going to be walking through a fabulous little project you can make with your scraps (or make a bunch of them with your 2 ½” precuts)! The only hard part will be narrowing down which fabrics you want to use, they are all too pretty!
Materials for your pin cushion:
60º ruler from Creative Grids
Small button of your choice (optional)
Two 6” squares of lining fabric
Needle and thread
Stuffing material (I used crushed walnuts to help keep pins sharp)
Making a hexagon pin cushion:
I chose 6 of my favorite fabrics for the top of my pin cushion and two for the bottom.
To cut out your equilateral triangles, start with a strip of 2 ½” fabric and line up your ruler so that the butted end of the ruler is on the edge of the fabric and cut on both sides of the ruler. Turn the ruler to each point of the triangle and trim the points to be butted like the one at the top. This will help to make stitching easy and will eliminate the need to trim any excess later.
Cut 6 triangles (one of each top color) for the top and 6 triangles (3 of each bottom color) for the bottom.
You will begin by stitching your pieces together to form half hexagons. Lay out your pieces in the order you like best and stitch together two pieces from each side using a ¼” seam allowance. Press toward the left. As you add pieces continue to press toward the left. This will help your pieces to nest as you add one half to the other and give you more perfect points at the center.