Friday, 25 November 2016

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like ...

Dear Santa, I've been really good this year - I finished my Christmas quilt a month (a whole month!!!) ahead of Christmas. I think I deserve a present.

This is my Poinsettia wall hanging, 85 by 107 cm, all machine-pieced and machine-quilted. I used one of my favourite techniques, curve piecing, which I showed in this butterfly tutorial. Again, I designed the pattern with gentle, easy-to-sew curves, so the assembly was quite fast and smooth. The most complicated part was choosing the fabrics for each piece, I think there are 17 different red fabrics and 8 green ones here (not to mention three black ones :))).

I quilted the poinsettia with very simple curves that parallel the edges of various pieces and resemble the leaf veins, and the background with simple spirals.

The low winter sun means it's getting difficult to take pictures of a quilt without it being overshadowed by a tall tree or the neighboring house. Besides, the wind doesn't let it hang straight. However, I think I managed to get one beauty picture of it:

I got fascinated with poinsettias this year, and I have a couple of small projects with them in progress as well, which I hope to be able to share next week.

linking up to Off the Wall Friday at Creations by Nina-Marie
Finished or not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts


  1. I've had trouble taking pictures this time of the year too! This is gorgeous! The reds are eye catching and the final piece is stunning!

  2. This is so spectacular! The various shades of colors is what makes it beautiful.

  3. This is stunning Olga I love the shades of red. I have been trying to decide on an ideal size to do some flowers and was thinking small is beautiful. Seeing your poinsettia I am having second thoughts.

  4. It's really lovely, I think the colors are great, especially the reds!

  5. are you going to do a pattern . its really beautiful and I really want it. thanks

  6. Such a beautiful quilt! I love curved piecing, too, but haven't tried anything as artistic as your poinsettias. Very inspiring!

  7. Wow, thanks for sharing. This is absolutely stunning!

  8. This is a beautiful quilt and well done. Yes, you deserve a present.


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