I wanted to try a English Paper Piecing pattern I saw a couple weeks ago. So a few days after we moved I just had to just sit and relax! A perfect opportunity to create especially since it was my sister in laws birthday coming up. I decided to print the template at 80%. You can find the template here over at Bryan House Quilts. She made an awesome pillow with these stars!
It came together pretty quickly. My center wasn’t perfect (sorry for the cell phone pic.) but it didn’t really matter since I was going to turn it into this:
A pincushion! I hand sewed this lovely star onto some linen-ish fabric. They I used my 6.5 inch square ruler to square it up. I then sewed this sweet pin cushion together leaving an opening to be able to fill it with crushed walnut shells. I happened to find the perfect button in my button bin too it hid my wonky center quite nicely!
It was kind of hard to give this away but my sil was thrilled with her little gift! Yay!