A few years ago, my mom gave me a couple of yards of poinsettia fabric some beads and a couple of Pamela Mostek quilt books for my birthday. I fell in love with Pamela's quilting methods. I generally don't use one quit pattern to make a quilt. I like to take ideas and inspiration from several places before I begin a project. Using both books, Scatter Garden Quilts and Dazzling Quilts, I planned a Christmas wall hanging to make with the fabric and beads my mom gave me.
This is how the quilt turned out.
I used scraps for the background. What a great way to use 2-1/2" squares and half square triangles left over from a previous project or projects. Notice that I used cream for the background and green for the wreath shape. When I was finished sewing the quilt top together it looked pretty boring.
I cut out a bunch of different sized poinsettia's and things from the fabric my mom gave me and placed them around the green wreath on the quilt top and tacked them down. Then I used what was left of the poinsettia fabric and made a border. I then put my quilt together and quilted it. I made sure to do a little extra quilting around the poinsettias and leaves. I didn't use wonder under or steam a seam on this quilt. It's really raw edge. Then I embellished with beads.