Perfect for beginners just stretching their quilting skills as well as experienced sewists who want simple, quick gifts, Carrie Nelson’s book of 40 pincushions is an excellent resource. From super modern and geometric patterns to fussy cut piecework, you’ll find the perfect little project for any mood. I love that all of these motifs could be used as the pincushions or easily transformed into sachets, ornaments, or larger scale projects. Try out English Paper Piecing with the Hexie’s pincushion or half-square triangles in a teeny tiny, no pressure project. As a new quilter, I’m often intimidated by a new technique. A whole quilt of applique is so overwhelming! Nelson’s book is just the creative prompt I need to stretch my legs and explore the wide world of quilting.