I found this pattern really fun to make and it went together really easily. I decided to use blue fabric for the sky rather than the suggested black. I also decided on a lighter colour for the pillow surround and backing fabric. I made the pillow as a pillow slip closing with buttons. This way I can change the pillow slip with the changing seasons and holidays and only have to store the slips. This is important as we have a limited amount of storage space.
The trees gave me the chance to do a little embroidery and embellishment using sequins and buttons.
I also machine embroidered 56 on the door (the number of our house) and a Christmas wreath. I love the pictures on the Christmas fabric I used for this house.
The panel is quilted in the ditch around all the shapes. Wherever I put the pillow to photograph it Scamp kept following determined to be in the picture.
Not a great angle or photo but you can see why I'm so pleased with the finished result. Roll on the Christmas season so I can put it in pride of place.
This has got me all excited for Christmas. Whilst visiting my favourite quilting shop in Bath I bought a panel to make Lucy an advent calendar.
I shall be starting work on this tomorrow which should leave me time to make one for my older daughter before the beginning of December. I expect I shall have to fill the pockets with sweets as well. I will then be using the Cherry Christmas jelly roll I won from Melissa at Happy Quilting to make a Christmas table runner. I also want to make some mini tote bags from Christmas fabric to put presents in.
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Have fun and enjoy the great work on view. I am also linking this post to Connie's Tuesday link party at Freemotion by the River. So once you have visited everyone on the blog hop pop over to Connie's for even more quilting eye candy.