Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Poinsettia Quilt Block

I've turned the page on the calendar, which means new free quilt blocks for  November from the Quilt Block Mania group. The theme this month is Winter Celebrations, and I'm celebrating with a pretty red Poinsettia Block.

kona red solids make a poinsettia block on a mint background by QuiltFabrication

There's just something about red and poinsettias for the holidays, as they certainly brighten long, dark days. In recent years, we've have several poinsettias outside our door each December. Hubby and I do the cold, early morning wait outside Home Depot for their Black Friday poinsettia special. It always amazes me how all those poinsettias are sold out within 5 minutes, but hey, that's part of the fun. We give most of them away to friends and family, but save a couple to brighten our front door. 

For 24 designers, our color theme this month also happens to be a beautiful poinsettia image from Design Seeds

design seeds color palette from a poinsettia picture

so that we create a fabulous group of color coordinated blocks. 

winter celebrations quilt blocks using red and teal

Check out each designer for their beautiful block.

Christmas Wreath by Slice of Pi Quilts
Baby Sue's First Christmas
Celebrate by Inquiring Quilter
Gifts at Always Expect Moore
Snowflakes by Blockofthemodotcom
Gifts of Friendship
Fireworks at duck creek mountain quilting
Wreath & Chain at Stash Bandit
Christmas Star by Michelle Renee Hiatt
Adirondack Mountain Quilt Block
A Present from Penny
Candlelighting at Pretty Piney Quilts
Poinsettia from QuiltFabrication
Harbor Holidays at Blue Bear Quilts
Christmas Cracker at Perkins Dry Goods
Sparkling Spruce at Patti's Patchwork
Jingle All the Way at Orange Blossom Quilt
Snowflakes & Candy Cane Trees at Quilt Moments
Tower of Gifts by Oh Kaye Quilting
Winter Memories by Carolyn Burgess
Holiday Block by Seams to Be Sew
Ticker Tape Tree at Devoted Quilter
Evergreen by True Blue Quilts
Merry and Bright at Around the Bobbin
Ski Vacation

As for mine, I pretty much managed to use all but that last color which is rather beige. I could have put it in my poinsettia flower's middle but ultimately, I went with a golden yellow, seen as Kona Curry below. Looks more to life, don't you think?

Poinsettia Quilt Block closeup in Kona solids by QuiltFabrication

Just like all the other blocks from Quilt Block Mania, the Poinsettia flower finishes as 12" x 12". It's super easy to assemble using paper piecing, and suitable for the confident beginner quilter, even with no paper piecing experience. 

And such a playful block, with the leaves spinning off!

Poinsettia Quilt Block in red and mint by QuiltFabrication

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  1. Lovely block, I bet it creates a fun and interesting secondary design when tiled together, too!

  2. this is lovely. thank you. i love to do paper pieceing.


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