The Happy Stitcher pattern by the Australian designer Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse Patchwork Designs (the pattern was, as usual from Cross Patch, an online shop based in Wales, here in the UK - and yes, it IS my favourite online shop) was one of my stitching projects while I was away on a quilting retreat at the weekend. The applique (all made using the Apliquick method - I gave a few demonstrations of this while I was away too) has been stitched in place and the hand embroidery has all been stitched using Cosmo stranded embroidery thread. The fabrics, and threads, were left over from my Hearts and Happy Flowers quilt - the fabrics are mostly from the Katie Jane collection by Makower UK and really are very pretty.
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