Here's the next gorgeous block - "The Tree". This pattern is "Christmas Fun" by Lynette Anderson Designs, and I bought the pattern and the set of hand painted wooden buttons from Patchwork Chicks here in the UK. I'm really enjoying stitching this festive project! Weaveline (a soft woven interfacing) was fused to the background fabric first of all, and the design was traced using a Micron Pigma pen and a lightbox. The stitchery was all done by hand, using DMC threads and very simple stitches - backstitch, cross stitch, satin stitch and colonial knots. The applique has been completed using the applique paper and glue stick method with Apliquick tools. I use a few spots of Roxanne's basting glue to hold the applique shapes in place instead of applique pins, and hand stitch the applique shapes to the background fabric with Aurifil 80wt thread. The angel hand painted wooden button will be stitched into place once the quilt has been completed.
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These are the UK shops that I use to purchase my quilting supplies - fabrics and threads etc.