I have admired all the varieties of these on the internet but always come away dreading all the sewing. So I put on my in-the-hoop thinking cap, dragged out my dusty geometry skills, and here is my solution, all decked out for spring, in 2 sizes! This wreath/centerpiece (6”x7” or greater hoop required for the small size; 8”x9” or greater for the large size) is done almost entirely in the hoop (1 seam at the very end of the project requires traditional sewing). The project (finished size 15½” diameter small; 18½” diameter large) is completed using 3 design files and features front and back fabrics, lightweight fusible batting and an extra layer of thin dense batting. The detail stitching consists of a diamond quilting pattern combined with motif stitching on the flower petals. And the result? As you can see in the photos below, it’s a wonderful Easter/spring centerpiece, but add a decorative center and hanging loop and you have a cheerful welcoming wreath. And food for thought...patriotic fabrics for a pinwheel effect, Christmas
fabrics for a poinsettia effect, winter
fabrics for a snowflake effect...you get the idea (o; It’s truly a Spring and Beyond project! Additionally, there is an outer edge contrast border which is attached just like quilt binding, but in the hoop!
PJ's In the Hoop is distributed by Anita Goodesign and was not included with any club.