Wednesday, May 20, 2009

More Pincushions!

From the first time I first saw a biscornu pincushion I just knew I had to make one.  Biscornu is a French word meaning irregular.  Most of the ones that I’ve seen have a cross stitched pattern on top giving them a soft vintage look but alas, I don’t know how to cross stitch so the idea of making one just faded with time…until a couple of weeks ago, i.e.

Janet, who is an absolutely amazing quilter, posted a tutorial on her blog on how to make a biscornu pincushion!  Yesterday afternoon I decided to take the plunge and to my surprise and delight, it only took me about forty-five minutes from start to finish to make these two.DSCN0438Janet’s instructions are so clear and easy to follow.

DSCN0439 Here is the reverse side of the same pincushions.

DSCN0445This one is made from vintage fabric that I bought from Nanette’s etsy shop…

DSCN0443and this one is made from redwork fabric that I had in my stash.

Life is good.  Two more pincushions!  Because you know…

You can N-E-V-E-R have too many pincushions!

Happy stitching!

Kaaren

16 comments:

Stina said...

:o)))
Love your new pincushions... nice add to the collection.. :o)

Stephanie said...

Addictive I have found out. LOVE your new pincushions.

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

More eye candy - those are darling. They would look so neat done in old aged fabric in colonial colors. I need to add that to my ever gorwing list of projects for some day!

Lurline said...

Wow, you are such a good student - love them!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love the pincushions. Love the size and shape too. The fabrics are devine in the pincushions. Such a good job Kaaren!

Sherri said...

I received a pincushion of this shape in a swap parcel...and never knew that it had a name! So thanks so much for sharing this info. And I've been craving pincushions lately...don't know what it is, but I'll be making some soon!

Annette said...

These are soooo cute! And great additions to your ever growing collection of beautiful pin cushions.

Sara said...

Oh, I love it! I will have to go get the tutorial and make one!

Rumi said...

Ohhh, lovely! Great fabrics too!

gypsylulu said...

What a neat project...sometimes , this is all you want to do..
i love these..

Janet said...

I love your fabric choices, I have to agree, I can't resist pincushions and a small project now and again.

Sew Many Ways... said...

These are so cute. How many does that make for you now??? I think I'll crown you the Pincushion Queen!!
~Karen~

Kimberly said...

Those are beautiful Kaaren! Once again, great job!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Ohhh those are so cute, I need to check that tutorial out, because I do not know if you know this, but you can never have to many Pincushions!!

Darlene said...

Oh, I love all of the pin cushions - they are absolutely adorable!

Candace said...

Oh they are so cute, Kaaren!
Cheers!