In fact a slightly tarty patchwork pin cushion. When I took patchwork classes many moons ago this was the first thing the teacher got us to make. Alas, my original one is well knack'd and as I decided, for some strange reason, to tidy and organise all my sewing stuff today (why?????) I thought it was time for a new one. I'd also forgotten how much patchwork stuff I still have...including a 1/2 tied and quilted, double bed sized, hand appliqued quilt that I must finish.