Fiber Arts

Poinsettia Quilt Project – Step 1 and 2…

A large wall hanging is in production here.  The first step of creating the back drop is completed, a traditional pieced surface.  The next step is the placement of the surface design which is composed of poinsettias.  The surface design will include appliqued poinsettias, screen printed poinsettias and painted poinsettias.  Tomorrow I can begin creating the poinsettias as the designing and planning are completed.  So much fun!

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I used Christmas fabric from my stash to create the back drop with a slash of light going through the middle.  It isn’t my original design as I saw it somewhere and remember studying it closely.  I used a double pane of it and tipped the second half upside down.  It is 48″ x 90″ to fit the display area above our foyer and under my loft.

poinsettiaplan1Lots of paper poinsettias and leaves in different sizes have been placed.  The next step involves tracing them in chalk so I know where to screen print the leaves, which are the first layer of the surface design.  Then the poinsettia petals will be added, some painted and some appliquéd for emphasis.  As I study the picture, me thinks the balance is off.  More cutting and pinning of paper poinsettias to follow.  (Thank you, Lyric, for the basic “elements of art” lessons.  I think they are starting to pay off.)  Stay tuned.

4 thoughts on “Poinsettia Quilt Project – Step 1 and 2…

  1. Oh my, what creative minds can produce! Absolutely beautiful and the poinsettias add a special touch. Have a fun week working on your amazing project. What a Christmas present for the family and thank you for sharing it.

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