Poinsettia
Poinsettia
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If you happened to look at this one before, this is a different picture and was done with a whole new method.  I am calling it "Appliquilt" - not something I invented!  Don't know what it's officially called.  While it is 'raw edge', you do not use any fusing material.  You do glue the pieces down, but only with a touch of glue - just to hold them in place while you are stitching.  And you stitch after you have made a quilt 'sandwich' so you are actually quilting at the same time.  For my project, I chose to use black thread and I stitched around each piece at least twice.  The goal was to create the illusion of 'sketching', so you don't need to stress about being pefect with regard to the edge!!  Even better! ^_^  You can also choose to match your thread and go around just once.
There are also pages of pre-drawn templates included - drawn in reverse so you can copy directly onto fusing material if you choose to do the more conventional method.  And there is still the full-size and numbered drawing so you can definitely do it by hand!  I'm calling it a "3-in-one" pattern. ^_^
It is also intended to be a scrap using project - a way to use some of those scraps from the projects of "Christmas Past".  ^_^  The center background is 19" finished - you could add even more borders if you'd like - there are directions included for the one shown.  I used only 2 fabrics in that border - you could make it 'scrappy'.  As for the center -I just did a simple circle of fabric for this one.  You might choose to add beads?  Or lots of tiny buttons?  Or a yo-yo? Just have fun!!