Winter Stars is a delightful project that is both a needlepoint quilt portrait and a wonderful stash-busting project.
Eight-pointed stars stitched in a Scotch Stitch variation use a wide variety of stash threads in a wintery color scheme.
The square center is surrounded by several borders that are accented by silver corner blocks.
The borders give you some wonderful ideas for stitching borders on other projects. My favorite is the middle border, which is another stash-busting idea taken from the quilt world. Random Lengths of Cashmere are stitched using scrap threads. It gives the design excitement and has a real-world “make do and mend” look to it.
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