I'd bought this pattern from Cross Patch a couple of years ago - the pattern is Snow Buddies by the Australian designer Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse Patchwork Designs - and I've been stitching it over the past few weeks. The pattern includes both a paper traceable pattern and a pre-printed calico panel, which is what I've used. The has then been hand embroidered using a variegated red DMC embroidery thread shade 115. It was then layered with a lightweight fusible wadding (Pellon H630) and machine quiltered very simply. I've used an assortment of red vintage buttons for trimming on the lower border. The final flourish was one of my "stitched by" labels which I've hand embroidered using white DMC thread directly onto the backing fabric.
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