Peace and Joy is this years mystery button club by the Australian designer Lynette Anderson. The third installment is Mr Snowman and the pattern arrived a couple of weeks ago from Coast & Country Crafts and Quilts. The pattern includes full size sttichery design and applique templates to trace. The hand embroidery is sttiched with Valdani variegated embroidery thread, but you could substitute these for DMC threads if needed. You can use whichever method of applique you prefer, but I'm using the Apliquick method. There are lots of tutorials on YouTube demonstrating this method if you're not familiar with it...
...the first 3 blocks are joined together, and a narrow border of tiny squares has been added. A hand painted wooden button is included with each pattern, and they will be stitched in place when this has been quilted. If you don't want to wait for the postman, or haven't got a quilt shop near you that is supplying this mystery button club, you can sign up at Lynette's online shop Little Quilt Store, based in Australia, to receive PDF downloadable patterns (these are released each month) and then purchase the set of buttons seperately.
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