Peace and Joy is the 2020 mystery button club by the Australian designer Lynette Anderson. The fifth installment is also called Peace and Joy and the pattern, along with a hand painted wooden button, was supplied from Coast & Country Crafts and Quilts The pattern includes full size stichery design and applique templates to trace. 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 hand embroidery has been stitched with a selection of variegated Valdani embroidery threads, but you could substitute these for DMC threads if needed. The hand painted wooden reindeer button will be stitched in place once the quilt is finished...
...a decorative scalloped border has been added to the top edge and hand appliqued in place. I struggled with the blanket stitching on these tiny stars that are on top of 2 Christmas trees. It looked really messy so I re-did the wool applique and secured it in place with colonial knots. This block just needs a final press and then these five blocks can be joined together while I wait for the final block to arrive.
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