This is the first time I have done something like this and I'm pretty rubbish at sewing but I just love the look of this panel.
I'm not sure where to begin but perhaps with red beads as the holly berries at the bottom of this picture...
The Angel definitely needs a bit of sparkle doesn't she, perhaps on the heavenly bugle to begin with then on her dress....
I love the look of the shepherds with their 'over the top' beards, almost as if they are in disguise :)
I have backed the panel with plain material but this does give you a glimpse of my dog-leg machining...sigh....however hard I try my sewing looks like that of a seven year old! At least the back won't be seen when it's hanging up. Although I basted it all together before sewing the layers I found it quite hard to get it all smooth and flat. Does anyone have any tips to help please? If I struggled with this then a bed size quilt will be impossible! It will all need a bit of a steam press when I've finished too, I think. At least I am enjoying the creativity and my grandchildren won't be in the least bit critical :)
Reverse Advent gift #14 is cotton gloves & cuticle sticks which is going in the bag for the CS
Have a lovely Sunday everyone and thanks so much for popping in x