Blogger's Quilt Festival - Amish with a twist II
Quilted Tote Bag

Acorn Biscornu

I have finished up my holiday stitching as previously seen here. It is now a little pincushion:

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I used the Acorn Biscornu pattern by Jacob of Modern Folk Embroidery it is a free pattern available via this blog post.

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You can see the biscornu shape better here.

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I used 32 count evenweave cotton and some "bright green" DMC thread (used single stranded) left over from a Historical Sampler Company kit.  I stuffed it with wool fibre which was from an offcut of wool wadding, I just tore away the scrim and pulled apart the fibres to get a more natural version of polyfill. I finished it off with a couple of little mother of pearl buttons.

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Here is the evidence that I might have been a little too "relaxed" whilst stitching this! I only noticed when I was sewing the two pieces together, but I have committed the cardinal sin of cross stitching!

Can you see? The stitches on the acorn cup cross over the wrong way! Oops!

Anyway, an enjoyable little project, highly recommended!

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