Pincushions and Stars

Now here's the promised post of my current - and not so current - sewing activities 🙂 There's been a little sewing for two very special friends. We meet up every now and then for a day full of sewing, but for some reason neither of them uses a pincushion. So what could be a better little something to just say "I like you and thanks for being a friend" than little pincushions?


Though I've really tried, I haven't really gotten them convinced of patchworking - much less quilting. But maybe that'll happen some day...

I also continued my paper piecing stars:


This is the 6" Starry Night block from Wombat Quilts , of which I had thought it would be relatively easy to piece....well yeah wasn't so. As you can see, I again used two scraps that were a bit too small, but it's patchwork, so I patched the one that  was way too small. In the upper right corner there's still a bit missing, but that'll hide in the seam allowance. Even though this block doesn't have too many pieces, I really had some trouble with the angles. But I learned that the order of the piecing does play an important role for the final result. The next little star was much more fun!

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It's the 8" Inner Star from Wombat Quilts and I really enjoyed it. So many different fabrics could be included in only one little block. The single triangles consist of only four pieces, the eight triangles are then joined together at the end to form the star. There are still some points, that could be "pointy-er", but overall I'm totally happy with the finished star!

Careful, spoiler (highlight to read):

I actually did get to finishing my zig-zag quilt top (1st Q3 FAL finish - YAY!) but didn't get to take pictures of it yet. I'll take care of that as soon as possible and update you 🙂

Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you around!


One thought on “Pincushions and Stars

  1. Lisa

    I love sewing with friends. It's such a great way to spend time...although I find that we tend to talk more than we sew . The blocks are beautiful! I enjoyed that little secret message as well. Are't you clever.


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