A Christmas List is another festive pattern by the Australian designer Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse Patchwork Designs. I've made several projects using her patterns, and this festive wallhanging was perfect for decorating my sewing studio. The pattern includes a full size traceable stitchery design, and I've used a variegated red DMC embroidery thread for the hand embroidery. These tiny patchwork blocks are used to trim the top and bottom of the wallhanging...
...I usually add a small hand embroidered label to my projects and decided to embroider directly onto the backing fabric for this one as the wallhanging is just 3.5" wide. I used a white Sewline pencil along with a lightbox and also traced some festive motifs from the original design. Then I simply stitched over the drawn lines using an ecru embroidery thread in a simple backstitch...
...I kept the hand quilting very simple, using a variegated ecru Valdani perle 12wt thread quilting some "rows" between the words on the list and also aound the outside of the stars on the patchwork blocks...
...it's a bit tricky to photograph as it's long and narrow - 20.5" x 3.5" - but it's all ready to display in my sewing studio with another Natalie Bird design.
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