I had a Charm pack of Morris & Company squares and a styrofoam cone so I decided to add a little William Morris to the otherwise tacky decoration scheme I am so fond of. I don't think Morris & Company decorated with polka-dot brandy snifters full of mini-disco balls, but the combination is pretty good.
The Charm Pack has 42 squares cut to 5". I sorted them into lightish and darkish (the pack actually comes pre-sorted in a way.) I folded each into a triangle and then again into a triangle so there is one raw edge. I pinned each to the cone with two pins. I started at the bottom and let them overlap the bottom of the cone so it wouldn't show.
I alternated rows of lights and darks and didn't do much in the way of math. Just layered. I wish now I'd had a cone with a pointy top.
Dot did not think much of the whole idea. She might be channeling for William Morris. I think that's exactly how he'd look at it.
When I got to the top I folded one square into a strip and pinned it around the top. I had a glittery pick (left over from a bouquet of pure tackiness) so I cut some wires there and stuck them in the top in frivolous fashion. I propped it up on a small antique saucer turned over and secured it with a little tacky stuff (the other kind of tacky.) But you could also burrow out a little hole in the base of the cone and stick a spool in there as a base too.
It's a gift idea for a quilter as she can unpin the pins and use the Charm squares and the pins.
A Charm pack (42 squares 5" x 5") I had a few left over.
84 pins (2 for each square)
1 styrofoam cone about 13" tall
Some glitter for the top and a wire cutter
A base of a spool of thread (could be part of the gift) and some kind of removeable adhesive
I have an extra charm pack and I will send it to someone who comments in the next 24 hours.
THE GIVEAWAY IS OVER.
I DECIDED I WOULD USE A NUMBER FROM THE NEWSPAPER FOR MY RANDOM NUMBER---(I KNOW IT'S NOT REALLY RANDOM)
On the sports page the combined score in the Kansas City Chiefs upset of the Green Bay Packers yesterday was 33.
Congratulations to her and thanks for the comments. Dot loves to be called cute.