Friday, 5 January 2018

Friday Freebie: Ornament of the Month - January

It's been a while since I used this banner on a post! The Ornament of the Month patterns are back and this time with a difference! Last time the theme was birthstones and I picked colours based on the colour of the birthstone (or birthstones as some months had more than one). This time there is of course a new theme!


The theme for 2018 will be rainbow / colour circle. I will start with purple and work my way through the colours till I get to dark red, so if you were to line the completed ornaments up you could put the purple next to the red and it would continue nicely on to the colours that follow. There is also a new shape this time! Last time was squares - this time triangles/pyramid shapes!

There are three ways of stitching the patterns:
  • You can choose to do just two of the triangle shapes and do a 2-D shape
  • You can choose to do two of the square shapes and do a 2-D ornament with them.
  • You can make all the pattern pieces and make a 3-D pyramid shape.
The Stitching Template pdf shows how to align the triangles to use the least space, just use the top row only if you are making the 2-D shape. If your fabric is a different shape just adjust the layout so it fits - remember to keep at least 8 stitches between the parts so you have enough seam allowance to stitch them together - a bit more is better if you can do so.

Once stitched carefully cut between the pieces and use the backstitched lines to whip stitch the shapes together:
  • If making the 2-D shape just go all the way round, leaving a space to stuff if you choose to do so, stuff and stitch the last bit closed.
  • If making the 3-D pyramid then you need to first whipstitch the triangles to the square base, the fill in the sides. A bit of acid free card put in the base before you add stuffing and close the last seam will help it stay pyramid shaped.
Unfortunately due to the rather hectic Christmas and New Year's events (partly self-inflicted lol) I've not been able to pre-stitch this, but it's on my to-do list as I really want these in my tree next Christmas!

You can find the pattern here
You can find the Stitching Template here

I hope you have a great weekend! I'll see you next week for the next Weavers Tapestry band Sample SAL section, my WIP Wednesday post, and of course the next Friday freebie!

9 comments:

  1. Thank you for the great pattern ~ I've never tried to assemble a pyramid shaped ornament before, so this will be new and fun :)

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    1. You are welcome! It will be a bit of a challenge but if you start with the base as suggested and then do one side at a time it should go fine :)

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  2. I've only seen the one, and I already love this new series! You've made a lot of great patterns, but the original Ornaments of the Month are still one of my favourites.

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    1. Thank you! :D I can understand that - they are rather pretty :)

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  3. Considering using perforated paper. I've never used it before so two fun things- mystery patterns and new technique.

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    1. That is an interesting idea! it would certainly be light weight enough and have some strength. You might also consider plastic "fabric" as well :)

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    2. Thank You...may just have to try this out.:)
      http://beaj-crossstitchplace.com

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    3. You are welcome! I hope you have fun stitching this! :)

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