Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Gingerbreadmen

I am using Lynette Anderson's new Christmas fabric to make my new patchwork piece. I had bought one of her Angel Delight bundles ( fabrics are only 10"x 11" in size)  and added a couple of pieces from my stash ( as I needed longer pieces for the borders) and have made this pattern up. The frustrating thing is that I do not have enough backing fabric to complete it today! My intention was to make it into a cushion, but now am not sure if I should make it into a wallhanging instead-- What do you think I should do?

I have 2 of my little handpainted gingerbreadmen buttons attached to the piece.
 

 

 I have to wait until I can go to my local patchwork shop to buy the backing fabric-- which  may be the weekend or next week.

I have enough fabric to start on a second design-- thinking of Christmas parcel buttons to use on it, perhaps.

The weather has been beautiful here today-- it is warming up and spring is definitely here-- Hurray!

7 comments:

shez said...

its gorgeous Yvonne,well done.xx

Solstitches said...

I absolutely love these cute little gingerbread men.
I think it would make a great table topper but would be equally nice made up as a cushion or wall hanging.
I can't wait to see what you decide.
Margaret

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Yvonne...I was wondering if you had a few bits of fabric that you could stitch together and then use it for the back of your cushion...I have seen that done and it does look really nice! Yay....the days are definitely warming up down here!

Tatkis said...

Wonderful pillow top - so full of Christmas, warm and sweet colours!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Houseelf said...

What about a pieced backing? When I don't have yardage in the right colour, I hit my FQs and make squares for a back.

It looks lovely. Your hand painted buttons really go well. I would use it on a table or a wall. :-) Sorry no decisions here.

barb's creations said...

Whatever you decide it will look lovely :) Barb.

2ne said...

Nice :-)
Christmas is sooooooon here.......