My first PROPER quilting project for 2017 (my lovely infinity scarf was just simple sewing!) is this gorgeous project "Christmas Fun" by Lynette Anderson Designs. I've chosen a selection of fabrics from Lynette's previous festive collections, and tried to pick similar colours to her original pattern. The pattern and the hand painted wooden buttons (these are used to embellish the quilt when it is completed) were both bought online from Patchwork Chicks at the end of December...
...I'm using the applique paper and glue stick method of applique for this quilt (applique paper was bought from Cross Patch, and apliquick tools from The Fat Quarters) and I spent a couple of hours on Monday evening at the Rendlesham Sewing Group tracing the applique templates onto applique paper, and made a start on cutting the shapes out, very carefully exactly on the drawn line. Tuesday evening I was a sewing group at Busybee Stitching, and I was able to finish cutting the shapes and just managed to get them fused onto the back of the fabrics...
...a day off work today meant I was able to play with my apliquick tools and a glue stick and get all the shapes finished, ready for stitching on the background fabrics. The next stage is to prepare the background fabrics, and trace the stitchery designs, which I'll do at the weekend.
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