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Citrus Biscornu Cross Stitch

I love sharing finishes, and today I actually have a FFO (Fully Finished Object) to share!

I’ve had this Citrus Biscornu pattern from Satsuma Street Designs for a couple years, and I even had button options all picked out for it, but I finally got around to starting it in May.If you’ve never heard of a biscornu before, it’s an eight-sided pincushion made with two pieces of square fabric.

The top took me the longest to stitch, especially since I put it down to start on the Sweet as Pie Club, but once I got to the bottom piece it flew by. I love the bright colors, which was a good thing since I was essentially stitching four identical motifs. Once the top and bottom were complete, making the biscornu only took a couple sessions; it wasn’t hard at all, and I hope to make many more!

Here are a few progress pics! (I wonder how many cups of tea I inhaled while stitching outside?! It’s almost too hot to spend much time outside now, but I enjoyed the perfect May weather while it lasted!)




















Ta da! I love this little pincushion, and it was so much fun to make. I especially love a FFO that isn’t framed; I’m running out of wall space!



I’m linking up to  Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish Friday.


7 thoughts on “Citrus Biscornu Cross Stitch

  1. This is my first time visiting your blog. I linked from Crazy Mom Quilts. I am interested to know about the pink gathered cover for your embroidery hoop. I have never seen that done before. I don’t do counted cross stitch as often any more, due to failing eyesight ( just age). But I do some regular embroidery and so I noticed your little pink slipcover?


    1. Thanks for visiting! It’s called a Q-Snap Cover or Grime Guard, and it’s great for keeping the edges of the fabric clean from grubby fingers, plus you can tuck the excess fabric into it. You can find them on Etsy or there are lots of tutorials online to make your own Hope that helps!


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