Here's block 3 "The Pudding" - this pattern is "Christmas Fun" by Lynette Anderson Designs. I've used a selection of festive fabrics designed by Lynette for this project. Once the fabrics had been picked out, weaveline (a soft fusible lightweight interfacing) was fused to the back of the background fabric then traced the stitchery design with the use of a Micron Pigma pen and a light box. The applique design was stitched into place with Aurifil 80wt thread (I used a neutral colour for this, Dove Grey) and used a few spots of Roxanne's basting glue to hold it in place so I didn't need to use pesky pins! The stitchery was all done by hand, using DMC threads and very simple stitches - backstitch, cross stitch, satin stitch and colonial knots. Aurifil 50wt thread and a Superior Titanium Microtex size 60 needle was used for the machine piecing. The cute Christmas hat button that is perched on top of the bear's head will be stitched into place once the quilt has been completed. I'd originally bought this pattern online from Patchwork Chicks, here in the UK together with the set of hand painted wooden buttons. The pattern is also available from Cross Patch, with the option of being supplied as a kit.
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