Let it Snow Table Topper is a gorgeous festive pattern by Lynette Anderson Designs, and I'd bought this kit from Lynette in the summer at FOQ, The kit uses fabrics from Lynette's latest range of Christmas-themed fabrics, "Festive Fun". I made a start on the applique last Tuesday evening at a sewing group that I belong too, and these snowmen will look so cute in their smart red waistcoats...
...the 3 patchwork blocks were machine pieced together using Aurifil 50wt thread. Finally the borders and corner stone blocks were added, and the topper was ready to be embellished with applique and stitchery. Using a Micron Pigma pen, I traced the bare minimum of the stitchery design. I spent a couple of very relaxing evenings at the weekend hand sewing these rather handsome snowmen into place. I was wondering if Mr F would like me to make him a smart festive waistcoat like these ones!...
...once all those suave looking snowmen had been appliqued into place, it was time for a final press, and the table topper was almost complete. I just need to get some backing fabric for this - the binding fabric was included in the kit, and I suppose I could have had a pieced backing with the leftovers, but I really wanted to use them for another project! This will be the first project that I finish in January, ready for Christmas 2017. At least I'll be one stepp ahead for next year!
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