Here is the Pinecone ornament pattern that I promised to share with my blog followers and friends. The pattern is being provided to you for personal use only and is copyright protected.
Materials needed: (48) 2-1/4” squares of assorted fabrics, size 8 – ½” appliqué/sequin pins, 1 medium styrofoam egg approximately 2 and ½” x 3”, 1 piece of ¼” wide ribbon – 28” long. Your choice of adornments to fill the small opening on top such as buttons, fabric Yo-yo’s, wool felt cut-outs or silk evergreens.
Set aside (2) fabric squares.
You will take each of your remaining 2-1/4” fabric squares and fold them in half diagonally (right side of fabric facing out) Then fold them in half again to create a folded Quarter triangle.
The pinecone is constructed of 7 rows of folded triangles. Before you begin pinning your triangle rows you will cover the very bottom tip of the egg and the very top center of the egg. To do this – center a fabric square on the top of the egg and secure by placing a pin thru all 4 corners of the fabric. (push the pins thru the Styrofoam until only the pin head is visible) Repeat this process with a fabric square stretched across the bottom tip of the egg.
Row One: is made up of 4 folded quarter triangles. Attach your triangles to the egg approximately ¾” up from the center (or close to the edges of the square you just pinned onto egg) You will secure each folded triangle by placing a pin near the 2 corner points along the raw edge approximately 1/8” away from the tips. Overlap the triangles slightly so they fit neatly around the egg.
Once you’ve completed row 1 you will assemble row 2 using 8 triangles. Pin the triangles to the egg as shown in the 2 diagrams below – begin by pinning 4 triangles lined up with the triangles of the first row approximately ¼” up from the tips of the first row.
Then pin the remaining 4 triangles in place alternated between the first 4 triangles.
(this is an illustration of what rows 2 thru 6 should look like with 8 quarter triangles in each row)
And here is how row 2 actually looks as you pin the folded quarter triangles onto the egg. (first 4 triangles are directly over the ones in row #1)
And pieces 5,6,7 and 8 pinned in the alternate spaces:
Rows 3,4,5 and 6 are also constructed using 8 folded quarter triangles pinned in the same order as Row 2. Row 7 is the last row – it is made from 4 folded quarter triangles – just like row #1.
Here is an illustration of the row assembly:
Here is what the pinecone will look like after pinning all 7 rows:
There will be an open space on top about the size of a U.S. quarter.
You can finish the top of your Pinecone by embellishing it with additional quarter triangles or buttons, fabric Yo-yo’s, felt cut-outs, silk evergreen stems, etc.
Add a ribbon loop on top to finish your ornament by creating several smaller loops and one large loop of ribbon. Attach to the ornament using a fancy “ball” or bead head pin. I recommend dipping the pin head into tacky glue first to insure it stays securely in the egg.
I created 3 Yo-yo's (approximately 1" finished size) and glued them to the top of my Pinecone ornament - covering the open space. Then I attached my ribbon in the center to finish.
These ornaments take about 30 minutes each to complete and would look darling placed on your dinner table or hanging from your Tree or door knobs this holiday season!
Wishing you and your families the Happiest of Holiday Seasons!