Poinsettia Parade: Final Sneak Peeks

Happy Monday, my Friends. I hope you have had a good weekend. I squeezed in some extra rest over the weekend because I wasn’t quite feeling 100%. But other than that, I had an enjoyable time catching up with some stitching. I will show you pictures later, but for now…. I am happy my Poinsettia Parade quilt is DONE!

This has been a really really fun project. I have loved the colors:

I seldom quilt with straight lines besides the regular stitching-in-the-ditches to secure the quilt sandwich, but I decided to do so for the blocks because I wanted the quilting to be a contrast against the swirly busy background:

I came across Patsy Thompson‘s website. Her innovative feather quilting really inspired me. So, I decided to try some of her hyperquilting, after reading one of her latest book (Feather Adventures) I have borrowed from my quilting teacher. You can see that my feathers are quilted with two colors: green and cream. I thought the effect was just what this quilt needed:

Here is a peek at the back:

These are all the sneak peeks I can show you for now until the quilt is officially featured in the Holiday Issue of The Quilter magazine. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely week ahead of you.

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34 thoughts on “Poinsettia Parade: Final Sneak Peeks

  1. That is so neat, Wendy. I love the colors too… the deep color of the pinks, the leafy greens, and the black. It’s got a great look! But then again, I love all of your quilts.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

  2. Absolutely lovely! The hyperquilting is great. Love the white thread on the hot pink.

    When you are machine quilting, what is your rule of thumb with stitching in the ditch. Do you secure more of the seams or just the bare minimum of seams? Do you secure the edges of your quilt to keep the edges from bubbling?

  3. Wendy,
    It is a gorgeous poinsettia quilt- they are my wedding flowers as we were married the day after Christmas. Your machine quilting is outstanding- I will look forward to seeing it in the Christmas magazine.
    Regards,
    Anna

  4. Wendy,
    You’ve done a wonderful job as usual. I wish I had a tenth of your talent! Love this quilt ,the colors are perfect!
    What machine and frame do you have? You are truly one with it. Someday I want to learn to do feathers too.

  5. You have mastered the machine applique so well. You can actually applique Civil War Bride quilt by machine. This quilt is looking lovely. Love the color – hugs Natima

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