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Dec 1, 2011

Poinsettia Quilt

Dec 1, 2011
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 This Poinsettia Quilt is one of my favorites!  It is one of my first few quilts and really brings the Christmas spirit to my home when I pull it out on Thanksgiving.

I found the green border fabric at an after-Xmas sale and somehow everything else just fell into place.  I was still a beginner when making this quilt and selecting fabric was difficult for me.  I was beaming when I finished this quilt, as I finally got the "pop!" I was looking for that makes you say "Now that's a great quilt." The two different tones of red give the petals depth, and I love how the four flowers are accented by the candy cane border. 
This quilt hangs high up in my two-story great room below a crecent window.  Which means my husband has to get out the ladder to put it up and take it down each year..... and with the snow, sometimes we display this quilt until April or May!!  (I certainly don't mind....)
 I loved this pattern so much, I actually revisited it last year to make a table runner for my mom.  Poinsettias have always been a favorite flower of hers, so I made this 2 flower table runner with part of a 12 Days of Christmas (by Kate Spain for Moda) )layer cake.  I added a scrappy border since I only had small 10" squares to work with.

The pattern for the quilt is in:

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14 comments:

  1. The poinsettias are simply stunning - I'm sure the quilt brings an instant Christmas feeling to your home every time you get it out!

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  2. I love that quilt, too. And it made a fabulous table runner!

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  3. Oh I love it! Perfect for Christmas, but not over the top Christmassy.

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  4. So pretty! I wouldn't mind seeing that hanging up until April either!

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  5. I love both of them! The colors on the poinsettia quilt are so cheerful! :)

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  6. Both of them are gorgeous! No one would ever guess that was a novice's quilt - you obviously pay great attention to detail.

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  7. Darling, darling....both quilts! I love 12 Days of Christmas and think your tabletopper is great...love the pieced border!

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