|Aunt Rachel's Star|
As I was sewing the block, I began to think that there may be an error in the book. According to the cutting instructions, this block can be done as a 6 inch block. I find that very hard to believe, if for no other reason than handling the bulk of the seams. Seriously, 152 pieces in a six inch block?! It was difficult enough at 12 inches. The block took me 3 hours and 45 minutes to sew.
I finally decided how to use my little embroidered Christmas tree piece. Actually it kinda grew into being. I started out with the idea that it was going to be a Christmas stocking. It ended up as a little wall hanging.
The middle tree section puffs out nicely with the stippling around it. In the green, I free motion quilted some stars. I think I did pretty well for a first try.
Hope you have a good day.