Another festive project - Candy Cane Angel table centre piece by Lynette Anderson Designs. This was bought as a kit from Cross Patch when I went to the Festival Of Quilts in the summer (hi Julia) and it includes the pattern with full-sized pattern sheet, fabrics from Lynette's Candycane Angel collection, and hand painted wooden star buttons. Once I had traced the templates onto appliqué paper, it was time to press the fabrics, and trace the stitchery design. Weaveline was fused to the back of the background fabric, and I used a selection of DMC embroidery threads for the stitchery. These cute wooden star buttons are used to embellish the top of the Christmas trees...
...the appliqued angels have candy-cane shaped wings, and they are flying around holding a bunch of hearts and stars. Their boots were a bit tricky, as they're quite small, but I loved the finished effect. I used a Clover Black Gold applique needle and YLI silk thread for stitching the applique into place...
...once the embroidery and all the surface applique was completed, it was time to make the table centre piece itself. I traced the template onto a piece of thin pellon, and fused it to the wrong side of the backing fabric. I stitched around the outside of the pellon, and clipped all the curves of the scollops. A small slit was made in the front, and the table centre was pulled through to the right side. A quick press with a warm iron, and the embellished centre was appliqued over the slit on the front...
...this was completed back in October, and it was packed away ready for Christmas. We decorated the tree at the weekend, and it was the perfect opportunity for a quick photoshoot of my table mats with some festive accessories! This looks really pretty, and will look super on my coffee table at Christmas time.
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