I adore this color combination for the winter months and holidays. Better Homes and gardens has this embellished soft blanket pattern to keep the gift recipient or you and your family warm on chilly days. Start by downloading their free pattern and taking it to a copy shop to be enlarged to the desired size. Trace the flowers onto white felt and the leaves onto green felt. Attach to a blanket-size piece of brown felt using fusible web or a readymade blanket, topping the flowers with small brown felt dots as the poinsettia centers. Their editor’s Tip: Use wool blend felt (a mix of wool and rayon) this is one of the best prices I found at http://www.prairiepointjunction.com/woolfeltyardage.html. Synthetic felt costs less, but is not as durable and might pill or stretch over time.
By Linda Lanese