Recognize that little house? I paper pieced a few of them weeks ago. I've decided that I made plenty and now will use them for this project. "My home to yours" sort of gift.
The spool pincushion is a free pattern from Laundry Basket Quilts that you can find HERE.
The star below is a leftover block I had laying around from another project. When I saw the pincushion at Merumo's blog I just had to make it.
This one bothered me because it didn't have that aged look. The background shirting was just to "white" for me and now I know why it didn't make the cut into the quilt it was intended for. The pincushion was already made and stuffed with shells so I couldn't exactly tea dye it. So here is how I "age" alot of my projects. Wow...what a difference!