Friday, 9 December 2016

Poinsettia wall hanging

January 2015 I started this Poinsettia Quilt following the instructions given by Anne Deister (SpringLeafStudio) The idea was to make a Christmas quilt, but as I don't have any use for bed quilts I decided to make a smaller version - four blocks instead of Anne's nine.

Finally finished! It's not big; it wasn't difficult, but sometime in May, I decided to hand quilt it! That was not really so slow, I just kept putting it off.

Hand quilting: big stitch in red and green 12 wt cotton on the leaves and petals; regular hand quilting in Yli 001 Natural in the background and border

The photos are all of the same quilt; the first two in artificial light indoors, where the quilt hangs in the corridor which doesn't lend itself to getting a good angle for photos, but the weather has been grey and dark all week. All week until this afternoon, that is, when the sun just popped out to say hello before setting at about 4 o'clock.

Statistics: 36" x 36"
Fabric: from FQs from stash, from various fabric designers and manufacturers
Piecing thread: Aurifil 40 wt.
quilting thread: Aurifil 12 wt. 2260 (red) and Venne 12 wt.7-5002 (green) and Yli colour 001 Neutral
Wadding: cotton

I'm linking to 
where you'll find more of this week's finishes

Happy sewing



Scrap and quilts said...

Congratulations on this finish. Your timing is perfect. You did an excellent with the piecing and the quilting. I really love this mini. ;^)

Mystic Quilter said...

Beautiful, lovely to have this on the wa for Christmas.

Christine Barnsley said...

How lovely to have your poinsettia quilt finished in time for Christmas.... it is beautiful! Christine x

Valerie Reynolds said...

I love your poinsettia's!!

Kaja said...

What a lovely thing to have finished at this time of year -very seasonal and cheering.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Congrats on the finish. I applaud those who hand quilt. I don't have the patience. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF hosted @ Anja Quilts.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

This is simply gorgeous. Thank you for showing your lovely hand quilting up close. Happy stitching on the Bonnie Hunt journey.

Vivian said...

What a lovely holiday wall hanging! Love the "big stitch" detail stitching in it.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

I really love this wallhanging!! Festive and merry!!