Are you ready for a bit of early Christmas? This brilliantly pieced pattern was written by Cheryl from Meadow Mist Design. Poinsettias are always such a prominent image of wintertime, and the way they pop on her quilt against the white snowy background made this a pattern I couldn’t wait to try!
First up…fabric selection! I have a personal goal to use fabrics on hand for upcoming projects, as <ahem> my stash is getting quite out of control. I pulled these fabrics out; am interested to see how they work together! The green and red are a *tad* darker than I’d like, but hey, gotta stick to the personal goals.
I’m making a single block to try out, so first up: create all the HSTs. Don’t you love a great chain? This quilt came together soo easy…the clear instructions made the cutting a cinch. I modified *ever* so slightly, as want to turn this into a wall hanging. So, I increased the size of the individual HSTs so that one block would generously fill a wall space.
Can you see those adorable white snowflakes in the fabric? Love. The only downside of the white fabric was that it was from a big box store…so definitely a thinner variety and tended to stretch even though it was starched. I pressed the seams in alternate directions to help make crisp corners, and it came out great! Or, almost great. One tiny oops…luckily that’ll be easy to fix 🙂 I may fix the block next to the oops, as it’s alignment is off…things like that drive me crazy.
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