I'd bought this pattern from Cross Patch a couple of years ago - the pattern is The Carolers 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 a variety of different red fabrics for the "tongues" on the lower edge and added some tiny jingle bells to the embroidered Christmas tree. The final flourish was one of my "stitched by" labels which I've hand embroidered directly onto the backing fabric.
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