NUO Challenge Ornament #21 Felt-Challenged


Well we’re in the final stretch and I guess now is as good a time as any to admit that I’m felt-challenged.  No matter how hard I try my circles are always off and when I try to correct them I usually make matters worse.  This story has a happy ending though, because this time I managed to create something I’m not afraid to share, felt garland!


  • felt (Christmas colors preferable)
  • scissors
  • sewing machine
  • contrasting thread


Like I said before, I’m the worse at cutting out felt circles but that’s not for a lack of trying.  If your good at them, by all means, show it off!  And if, like me, you’re not, remember it’s  like Huey said, “It’s hip to be square.”

I cut 18 2”x2” squares of green felt and 19 red.  I’m not a very good embroider but my sewing machine can produce a number of lovely stitches so it’s all good. 


Starting with the red, pick your favorite stitch and start sewing diagonally across the square.  Once you are near the corner, grab a green square and, as best you can, overlap the corners and keep on sewing.  Repeat the red and green pattern, trim strings, and revel in your craftiness!

And now, for your viewing pleasure…the mess-ups.



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  1. love, Love, LOVE that you shared the misses! And I think the squares look great. Funny, my issue is with squares. I can never get my corners perfect.

  2. This is great!! I love how it looks, the decorative stitch is a fun touch :)

  3. Hi there ~ I came here via your link on Skip to My Lou. Your garland is adorable and I just love the cool machine stitching down the center. Very clever! Who needs circles anyway! ;o)

  4. Thanks for the great idea. I love your mess ups too!


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