25 February 2017


This is the fourth quilt block for the "Have a Jolly Little Christmas" quilt along!

All the details for the "Have a Jolly Little Christmas" quilt along are on this page.

Poinsettia is a 12" quilt block.

Made using traditional piecing methods.

Sew Fresh Quilts – Poinsettia

Finished size of block is 12” x 12”

Fabric Require.
Single Block
1/4 yard
Dark Red
1/8 yard
Light Red
1/8 yard
Dark Green
1/8 yard
Medium Green
1/8 yard
Light Green
1/8 yard

Read through entire instructions before beginning.  Press all seams open as you go.

STOP: Stitch, Trim, Open & Press. To perform the STOP method, align a square (A) or rectangle (C) on the corner of the unit (B) with right sides facing together. Draw a diagonal line and sew along this diagonal line. Trim a ¼” seam. Finger press the seam open and then press with a hot iron. Pressing the seams open to reduce bulk is recommended.

Single Block
16 @ 2” squares
1 @ 2” x 15”
1 @ 3.5” x 9”
Dark Red
4 @ 2” x 5”
Light Red
4 @ 2” x 5”
Dark Green
1 @ 3.5” square
Medium Green
1 @ 2” x 9”
Light Green
1 @ 3.5” x 15”

Step 1:  Use the STOP method to add the White (A) squares to the Dark Red and Light Red (**) rectangles. Sew the two units together. Make 4.

Step 2: Sew the Light Green (E) to the White (F) strip. Crosscut strip set into (4) @ 3.5” wide. Sew the Medium Green (C) to the White (G) strip. Crosscut strip set into (4) @ 2” wide. Arrange the units and sew together as shown.

Step 3: Along with the Dark Green (D) square, arrange and sew the units together to make rows. Sew the rows together to complete the block. Block should measure 12.5” square.

Here is my Poinsettia block.

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Nancy J said...

That is one truly lovely block. Super layout and colours, the greens fit in so well.

The Cozy Quilter said...

I'm off to my sewing room to make this block! It doesn't look as complicated as the bow from last week.... thanks again for the block patterns!

Little Quiltsong said...

Beautiful Block!! I've just noticed your 'Print Friendly' Button at the end. Is that new? Thank you for doing that :)!

Susan said...

I love the colors/fabrics in your block. Very nice pattern. Thank you.

Linda Swanekamp said...

I think this would make a great tulip quilt!

Kerry said...

Couldn't wait to start this one. Did enjoy muchly!!! :D

Tish Stemple said...

Lorna, I really enjoyed this block! Thanks so much for letting us sew along with you.

Pat said...

I thought I would have a tough time with this one, but I think it is my best so far. Have to get a photo today so I can link it to your QAL. The bow almost did me in; I remade part of it after I posted the photo and it STILL isn't quite right. However, taking the attitude that finished is better than perfect. :-)