I'd bought this pattern from Cross Patch a couple of years ago - the pattern is Gingerbread House 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 red Cosmo embroidery thread shade 346. It was then layered with a lightweight fusible wadding (Pellon H630) and machine quiltered very simply. I've used some very small red buttons as emberllishment on the gingerbread house along with a red button door knob. The final flourish was one of my "stitched by" labels which I've hand embroidered directly onto the backing fabric.
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