OK, so I was joking, it's actually not a Giant Prettified Pincushion but a
Giant Prettified Pincushion! The first time I saw the photo on the cover of Ayumi Takahashi's book Patchwork, Please! I thought I was looking at beautiful cushions. Afterwards I noticed there were pins stuck in one of the cushions and so... they were pincushions, of course! But the idea of the cushions stuck in my head and as this is the last day of the Zakka Along 2.0 and seeing as I've really enjoyed this sew along, I decided to make this fun project.
The pattern is enlarged by 380%! If I were to make the cushion again, I'd changed the proportion of the side panels, they came too high even though I used the same percentage to enlarge these too. Don't ask me how that happened, probably some problem with my maths!
This was the largest self-cover button I had but I would have preferred a bigger one and I was missing a mattress needle to pull the button more tight, through the thickness of the cushion, so I'll be fixing that soon.
Thank you to everyone who participated because I really enjoyed looking at your work in the Flickr group. I had no idea this was going to be so interesting. It's incredible how choosing different fabrics and thanks to everyone's personal style, you can get such incredible results, starting from the same project. I'm going to miss the Zakka Along... come on, I'm waiting for the next excellent Zakka book to be published, Please!