If you are a member in our FACEBOOK GROUP, you have probably already seen Susan’s schedule for the STARS OF THE HARVEST sew along. We are starting soon!

Since this project is a pillow/table topper, it will last just over 2 weeks. Below is our tentative schedule if you’d like to join us!

The STARS OF THE HARVEST pattern is available in both PAPER and PDF in the shop. If you are part of the 2023-2024 LITTLE BOX OF FIGS subscription, this was your “main project” in box #2 and you already have the pattern and supplies to get started.

FAIR WARNING: These are addictingly cute, and you may find yourself making multiples!


Susan of @thefeltedpear is back with another fun cross stitch project!

I had so much fun stitching up the small little pin cushion that matched Joanna’s FAIRYTALE PUMPKINS pattern that when I caught a glimpse of this month’s Little Box of Figs project, Stars of the Harvest, I immediately asked her if I could stitch that one up, too!

Right away, I knew I wanted to keep the same center stars, grey border, and the prairie points on the two edges were a must! I stitched up the center over a couple of evenings on 14 count Aida and used all leftover floss from my previous project. My stitched design measured roughly 3” square when completed (43 x 43 stitches). I assembled it while having a sew day with a couple of my quilty besties (yes, the same two who encouraged me to try cross stitch to begin with!).

To add a little bit of fun, I opted to sew a thin grey fabric border (cut 1 1/4” wide) around all four sides of my design. I sewed it on as close to the thin grey border as possible and trimmed my finished project to 5” square.

To create the “prairie points” I followed the same tutorial Joanna has on her YouTube channel HERE. I started with squares 1 ¾”, and prepared 5 triangles per side. I opted to make all my points orange and varied the prints, keeping in mind that the triangles would be tiny and smaller scale prints from Harvest Moon would look best.

After I attached my prairie points, I finished up my project the same way I finished up my Fairytale Pumpkins Cross Stitch. You can find a more in-depth explanation HERE.

I just might be slightly addicted to having a small stitchy project and would love some ideas of designs that you might like to see translated into cross stitch projects.

If you have a WISH LIST, let us know in the comments below!

If you make a Stars of the Harvest Cross Stich project, be sure to share a picture of it either in the FACEBOOK GROUP or on Instagram and tag Joanna (@figtreeandco) and I (@thefeltedpear). We would love to see them!



See you back here again soon!


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  1. Karen Sanford | 2nd Aug 23

    The pin cushion is Adorable!! That Susan is one talented Lady! Fun to have a matching little pillow to go with the Beautiful Topper

    • | 7th Aug 23

      She really is. We are so lucky to have her!!

  2. Sharon Bennett | 3rd Aug 23

    Gorgeous! The tab;le topper, pumpkin and now cross stitch is going to cozy up the living room for the Autumn Season! Thank you both so much!

    • | 7th Aug 23

      You are speaking my language…I totally agree!

  3. Coreen Burnett | 3rd Aug 23

    I love the Stars of the Harvest pattern. And the cross stitch is just darling!!

    • | 7th Aug 23

      Thank you!

  4. Jina Hammett | 3rd Aug 23

    Is there a pattern for making the stuffed pumpkins in the picture with the cross stitch?

    • | 7th Aug 23

      There is! It is in our shop as a printed pattern sheet or PDF. It is called PATCHWORK PUMPKIN. They are a great decor item, or would also make a fun pin cushion!

  5. Becky | 7th Aug 23

    Will the sew along be here also? or Facebook only? Loving the Harvest Star …..

    • | 7th Aug 23

      It will be just in Facebook this time around. I am so happy you are loving this pattern!

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