The amazing, quirky pine cone quilt Laura Fisher showed us in the December issue of TQL reminded me of a popular craft sale and church bazaar item from about 20 years ago. Do you remember those pine cone tree ornaments, constructed of layers and layers of little folded fabric triangles? I never bought one (“I can make that myself!”), but I never got around to making one, either.
So after admiring Laura’s antique quilt, and being a lot more familiar with a prairie point than I was 20 years ago, I armed myself with a glue gun and I decided to see what I could do. Those pinecone shaped ornaments I admired back in the day were built probably on a Styrofoam egg, but I had a 2 ½” Styrofoam ball on hand so I used it. And here it is! Click here to download the pattern PDF
This would be a great tag-team project, with one person pressing the prairie points and another gluing them to the ball.
We hope you have fun with this!
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