A panel for Christmas

christmas tree detail 3 A little more energy is noticeable now and I felt like getting started on something that didn’t need much planning.  Thinking about Christmas offered some ideal projects and I got to grips with a lovely printed panel of a richly decorated Christmas tree – almost overloaded with vivid red, gold and green ornaments.  All on a creamy, star-studded, background. Perfect! Christmas tree detail 2 christmas tree panelOnce layered and tacked (doesn’t that take ages!) I thoroughly enjoyed myself free-machining with metallic thread to quilt round all the baubles and stars.  I even relished hand-hemming the panel to finish it off.  Very satisfying. The panel came from  Springwood House Designs and they also have a good selection of festively-themed fabrics.