Poinsettia Tic-Tac-Toe

Poinsettia, Free Motion Quilting, QuiltGood Morning, Quilters!

I was thrilled to hear how many of you went straight to work on yesterday’s free motion quilt tutorial, The Poinsettia!  

(By the way, I didn’t mean to imply that the only December programming here at The Inbox Jaunt would be a few Tuesday Tutorials…we will have a full range of posts–though not daily, and there will only be three Tuesday Tutorials in December -not five.)

How did it go?  What did YOU make?  Can’t wait to see those mug-rugs!  Check out our Flickr group here and post YOUR photos!


I made a simple grid with six-inch squares… and filled in a few Poinsettias.

Poinsettia, Free Motion Quilting, QuiltNext…a bit of Candy Cane Stripes on the diagonal–all in 40 wt Sulky Rayon.

Then, using 50wt cotton Aurifil, I filled in the background using the Woven Cross Hatch/Orange Peel and a Plain Grid…

Poinsettia, Free Motion Quilting, QuiltA little binding…(whine, whine)

Poinsettia, Free Motion Quilting, QuiltAnd I’ll be ready to set my table with this vase quilt and a real Poinsettia–or maybe some bright green Holly…

Can’t wait to see YOUR Poinsettias!


PS…All tutorials, information and images are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, Pin, share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!


35 thoughts on “Poinsettia Tic-Tac-Toe

  1. This is absolutely STUNNING! What a masterpiece. Thank you for all the tips, tricks and encouragement! I practice and practice and practice and am finally improving.

  2. Oh Wow! Beautiful – I’ll keep dreaming, I know the skill will come! 9 months on I can cut with a rotary cutter pretty well having despaired that I would ever cut an accurate straight line without wasting fabric 🙂

  3. Thank you Lori just found you back in October. Do you have a pinterest page? Would love to follow you on pinterest as well. You do beautiful work and love your tutorials.


  4. Your poinsettia tutorial came in a nick of time. I just loaded a table runner for a customer and your poinsettias look great. Thanks.

  5. Gosh, I love the poinsettias. They are beautiful. The tic tac toe idea is great. I love all of your work. Thanks for sharing..

  6. Hi Lori, I sat this morning with a pen and paper drawing the poinsettia pattern, just trying to get a feel for how it will go on my Christmas tree quilt I am in the process of making. I so love this pattern, thank you so much, this is so much fun just to even draw and doodle it on paper, it helps me to “practice it” before actually quilting it! You are awesome!

  7. Merry Christmas for you and your family Lori and thank you very much for your continued wonderful quilting projects challenges that you offer all to me and your bloggers throughout the year. God bless. Julie Beard Adelaide South Australia

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