Tuesday, December 19, 2017

A Poinsettia

The poinsettia added to my son's crazy quilted Christmas stocking is not perfect, but for a first attempt, I am not complaining!

While using the open base needlewoven picot stitch to make a sea star in 2015, I thought about how well it could work for a poinsettia on a Christmas crazy quilt.

In January of this year, I saw some of the beautiful flowers Michelle of MooshieStitch created using this stitch and knew I would add one to this stocking. Following the layout in this tutorial that Michelle shared at Feeling Stitchy, I created this poinsettia.

Size 8 red and green perle cotton was used to create the petals and the leaves. Gold Mill Hill petite seed beads were used to fill the center and to embellish the background of this motif area.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Beth in IL said...

I love it! What a great idea! I also need to get my crazy quilt project moving forward. Maybe work on it for a week every month. Thanks for sharing your rotation on my blog!

Christine B. said...

Your poinsettia is so pretty Renee! I just love it! Hugs Christine x

crazyQstitcher said...

There is nothing wrong with your poinsettia. It's so neatly stitched and looks beautiful below the line of Christmas trees. I'm looking forward to seeing the whole stocking complete.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love your poinsettia - not very many flowers are absolutely perfect anyway, so yours is 'real' and that's good.

Createology said...

Lovely Pointsettia you have stitched from your learning skills. Love the sweet trees seam treatment too. CQ Stocking Bliss Dear...xo

Queeniepatch said...

The poinsettia is grand! It is a difficult stitch but your petals are even and tightly woven.
Love the row of Christmas trees, too.

Katie said...

Beautiful. Looks perfect to me.