Fabulous Freebees… A Small Project With A Cool Look…

MooseStash Fabulous Freebies

So, today is my day on the Fabulous Freebees blog hop, hosted by my friend Joan at MooseStash Quilting. You’d never guess this was the first hop she’s hosted, she’s been great at getting it organized and keeping us all apprised of the happenings of the hop. Thanks, Joan for hosting this very fun hop.

Free patterns are really everywhere on the web. I’ve heard more than once that we are inundated with them. Frankly, who doesn’t love a free pattern? I can’t tell you I don’t, because I do.  I’ve even been known to offer a few free patterns myself every now and again. 🙂 I have no problem buying a pattern I like, but free ones are always nice also.

I didn’t create one of my own patterns, as I’ve been wanting to do this one for a while. 

Today, my project is along the lines of Christmas once again. If you remember last month I said it was going to be my goal to create something for everyone this year for Christmas and I’m still working on that goal, so here is my project…

Christmas PoinsettiaI love this centerpiece. At So Sew Easy, where this pattern originates from, the designer created a full table runner with it. I’ll be honest when I say I was going to make the table runner, but as I got the 4 of these pieced together, I realized that for me it would just be too heavy and while I love the 3 poinsettia’s she used in her table runner, I really only wanted something that I could set on the table as perhaps a centerpiece or something that set on each side of the centerpiece on the table. Let’s say a gorgeous bunch of real poinsettia’s.

This is a very easy pattern to create. It took me about 3 hours from cutting the fabric to finishing it, and had I been able to do most of it on my normal machine it would have been faster. I will be making more of these.

You can download this pattern here.
The full instruction with images is located here.

I didn’t get the button added yet as I want to wait until I finish a few more of these to find the right button.

There is a funny story to this pattern. If you all remember right, I was stuck downstairs in July. My hubby brought my pc down, but we didn’t bring any extras downstairs, such as a printer. In order to create this pattern, I was going to need to print it out. Well that wasn’t going to happen, yes, I could have taken it to the print shop, but I didn’t even think of that until I’d already devised a way to create this without having to print it out. I took and printed it to an image, and then opened my Bernina Designer Plus software and digitized the circles and the leaves to the pattern. I did have to make it smaller. I don’t have a 10-inch hoop which is about what the circles measured out to be in my software, so I reduced it to fit an 8-inch hoop which is my larger hoop width size. So my design is smaller than hers, but it’s still stitched with the same instruction and I love the size as it’s perfect for a centerpiece on the table.

Today’s other bloggers are:

Friday, August 24

Seams to be Sew | That Fabric Feeling | Selina Quilts
Quarter Inch Crafter | Yanicka Quilt | MooseStashQuilting

Because it’s free pattern week, I do have a free pattern for you today. If you read my post earlier this week you knew it was coming. 

The books in the above pattern are the free part of this pattern. By themselves, they would be quite fun on a notebook cover, or even a bookmark.

The bookmarks are 3×7-inches
Inspired by the artwork of Premium Clipart.
The pencils will be released early next week.
This pattern is free thru August 31, 2018
Click on the above image to download
The download is thru Payhip, you can use a mobile device to order, but please wait until your home using a laptop or desktop to download it.

I hope you enjoy your day

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Let them know you appreciate it.

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22 Responses to Fabulous Freebees… A Small Project With A Cool Look…

  1. AvatarJoy says:

    How gorgeous! These are going on my to-do list!! Thanks so much for sharing! xx

  2. AvatarCarla Henton says:

    Your poinsettia table mat is very pretty. I can see where that would be very heavy with more flowers. Great idea to use one.

  3. AvatarLJ Meyers says:

    I admire your creativity. That creative side certainly is apparent when you talk about how you designed the pattern. Thanks for adding lots of fun to those of us who follow you.

  4. These will look great on either side of real poinsettias! And very Christmasy. I might have to try this out, thanks for sharing!

  5. AvatarMichele-Marie says:

    So cute pencils, Thank you for your thoughtfulness 🙂

  6. AvatarRobin Klein says:

    Thank you for the books. I am always looking for book or library type patterns. The Christmas runner is a very pretty pattern. Thanks

  7. Great table topper! This would look beautiful with a candle in the center, too. Thank you so much for the link and for the free book pattern.

  8. AvatarSusan says:

    Thanks for directing us to that pattern. It is so much easier than it looks, which is a big plus for me. =) Thanks for the books pattern, too. Great Free project tip!

  9. AvatarNancy Paris says:

    Thanks Marian

  10. AvatarCarol Andrews says:

    Love the pattern. Wish I had seen it before I made my grandaughter’s bookshelf quilt!

  11. AvatarSharon Aurora says:

    Thank you, Marian! The book/pencils are so cute. I like the poinsettia. It’s good to hear that you are recovering. You’ve been in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. AvatarCarol S. says:

    Very sweet poinsettias that will make great gifts. Thanks for sharing!

  13. AvatarBrenda says:

    Such a cute pattern. I love poinsettias! And great save on the printing!! Don’t we love our Bernina Designer Plus software?? I know I do!! Thanks for the share and for the free bookmark pattern. Those will be cute to make my grandkids for their reading!!

  14. AvatarDaryl says:

    Nice poinsettia. Funny story too!

  15. Avatarconnie wolfe says:

    Found your site through the Freebies Hop and subscribed immediately. As I scrolled recent posts, the pictures caught me first, of course, and then the articles were even more interesting and informative, Looking forward to the September Row Along which will be a new experience for me.

  16. AvatarShelley says:

    Great pattern…thanks! It would be great as a bookmark as you suggested or even to personalize a book bag.

  17. Avatarjoan says:

    Oh your poinsettia table topper is just too cute. Glad you were able to do a little something while you were laid up. It would have made me crazy to not be able to sew or keep myself entertained. What fun bookmarks too. Thanks for sharing your always adorable patterns with us!

  18. AvatarLori Smanski says:

    thank you for the table runner pattern, it is wonderful, I will be giving this a try. And thank you for the books, those are fun.

  19. Avatarlynn bourgeois says:

    This is so cute Marian. I love what your mind envisions.

  20. AvatarRonelle says:

    Thank you for the wonderful share today, Marian. I really love the poinsettia as well as the books. Thank you.

  21. AvatarConnie says:

    Love the books pattern – thank you for sharing! Can see this being used in so many projects for me as a former teacher!

  22. Love the poinsettia Marian! And the pencils in your download are so cute.

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