"Home Sweet Home" is designed by Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse Patchwork Designs. I bought the kit to make this wall hanging a few weeks ago from my favourite online shop, Cross Patch in Wales. This kit included the pattern, all the fabrics including the backing and binding fabric, and a piece of lightweight interfacing. All I needed to add was a piece of wadding and some embroidery threads. As usual, I traced the stitchery design onto the background fabric using a fine tipped Micron Pigma pen (my favourite is the 005 size, in a light brown colour ink). The hand embroidery was all done using DMC stranded embroidery threads in colours to match the fabrics in the kit...
...the hand applique was completed using applique paper and Apliquick tools, but you could use whatever method of applique you prefer. This wall hanging was machine quilted very simply around the centre panel and around the inner border. I used a single fold binding to trim the raw edges, and mitred the corners. A narrow quilt sleeve was added to the back. The finished size is approx 11" x 15" - just perfect for hanging on the wall of my sewing studio along with a few other small projects.
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