Today is December 2. The Count-down to Christmas has begun! It is my FAVORITE time of year…decorating, baking, entertaining, shopping, presents and lots of FAMILY TIME! With all this extra-curricular activity, please be patient if I don’t post every day through out December. There will be just three Tuesday Tutorials in December…
Today’s tutorial is EASY, forgiving and goes anywhere! The Poinsettia would look great on ANY Christmas quilt, traditional or modern. This poinsettia would make a gorgeous Christmas pillow, or it would be beautiful in the corner of a Christmas napkin. Stitch three down the center of strip of fabric–perhaps on-point to create a table runner….
Once you start stitching, you won’t want to stop….
Begin by drawing a square.
(For the tutorial below, I used 4-1/2 inch square. Odd size you say? That was the size of the ruler I picked up–make it easy on yourself, use whatever size square ruler is at hand. This motif looks great at 4 inches or 15 inches! )
Begin by stitching a cluster of circles. (See Pebbles Quilt Tutorial) If your square is small, 6-7 circles will be sufficient. If your square is larger, add more.
Each petal is stitched the same way…Stitch a pointy petal, echo stitch the inside, stitch a vein.
Continue adding rows of petals until the block is nearly filled- two or three rows.
The Perfect Poinsettia:
For more embellishment, add a few festive Curls (See Curl Tutorial HERE)
Continue adding Curls around The Poinsettia to fill the block.
I’d call this POINSETTIA POP!
Grandma would LOVE this for Christmas!
Who do YOU know that needs a new table runner?
A Poinsettia table runner–PRICELESS!
Later this week…see what I’m making with this gorgeous motif…
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