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.Janet’s instructions are so clear and easy to follow.
This one is made from vintage fabric that I bought from Nanette’s etsy shop…
Life is good. Two more pincushions! Because you know…
You can N-E-V-E-R have too many pincushions!