The Splendid Sampler™: Block 43


The 43th block of The Splendid Sampler™ is called “Pincushion love” and is another block designed by Pat Sloan, involving a little bit of piecing and appliqué.

For the appliqué part I mixed different methods: the body of the pincushion and the strawberry are needle-turn appliquéd, whereas the green fabric is fusible-appliquéd with a backstitch to secure it (Cosmo variegated floss n. 8021). For the pins I also used fusible-appliqué, but with a blanket stitch (DMC floss n. 310). The pins are sewn with a backstitch, and the lines inside the pincushion with a stem-stitch (Cosmo variegated floss n. 5040).

Other pincushions, the block’s info and link party are here.


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