Monday, May 25, 2009


I fell in love with biscornus when I saw one on someone's blog. I searched for instructions and patterns and this is what I came up with. They really are not hard to do - just time-consuming. I have seen some done in just fabric, sewn together but I think the cross-stitched ones are so pretty.

I used instructions found here: Before I put it all together, I decided to add a piece of complimentary-coloured cotton fabric to the back of each side of the biscornu design to make it sturdier and so that the batting didn't come through. Since completing this one I have plans to make more. There are some really nice free patterns out there.


  1. Oooooo very nice! Those kind of things do take time to make indeed! 8-)

  2. I love those biscornoos! Thanks for posting the link to the instructions, which are so very clear and helpful.

  3. Just lovely :) I used to do cross stitch when I was in my 20's , and yes it is very time consuming, I really appreciate the work that people put into there canvases.

    BTW.. I am now using Firefox and so far no more problems with blogs :)

  4. Hi Dolores,

    Lovely work and isn't cross stitch neat to do.


  5. What a great idea! I am going to have to try these!

  6. Nice to read you over to my blog, good luck with the giveaway;)
    I see we share the love of making hats:)Your quilts look fabulous.

  7. They are really sweet arent they... Ive seen something like this in the UKs latest edition of needlecrafts magazine, I love the colours and how they have been made. They are so handy for presents!!

  8. your cross-stitch is beautiful! i did many cross-stitched pieces when i was younger (and was willing to take the time!). i admire your patience and skill in making the biscornu...fabulous! :)


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