My little pincushion chicken made a new friend at last weekend's quilt retreat -- this outrageously colorful orange chicken with fluffy yellow tail feathers.
A few tables over there was a gathering of pear pincushions, posing on a wool pear quilt under construction.
Nearby, these selvedge pincushions posed for their portrait. (I can't get the photo to rotate -- sorry.) Another reason to never throw out the selvedges.
This is the very colorful table of fellow Twisted Nut Stitcher Linda J., where my chicken's new friend roosted during retreat. (My chicken was made by Linda P. of the Twisted Nuts.) That's a folded log cabin block she's working on; one of her vibrant coiled fabric bowls is behind it. Linda taught me how to make the fabric bowls, which I blogged about here: http://sherriequilt.blogspot.com/2010/10/bowls-of-color.html
Hope this has inspired you a little.
Have a colorful day