Friday, December 5, 2014

Follow the Star

It's amazing to me how often I turn to FABRIC
to help me out!!

I found a beautiful Nativity set last week
at the thrift store.
You know how much I love shopping there!!

The only problem with the nativity was....
It needed a BACKDROP.
NOT my white wall.

It wasn't easy solving my little problem....
But FABRIC...in the end....
was the ANSWER!!!!

I began by making a QUILT.
A SMALL quilt.
 ;)
Something with stars to hang behind the nativity set.

It was a GOOD idea.
BUT....
the QUILT didn't turn out quite right.
(sorry I didn't think to add a photo of REALITY)

That big gold star is ALL that's left of my FIRST try!

I CUT that big star out of the quilt.
and then began making little stars.

I layered fabric with batting...
just like a quilt
and then machine outlined a star.

I cut around leaving raw edges.
MAYBE someday I'll buttonhole stitch around these guys.
:)

My stars hang on a wrought iron wall piece.
It's perfecto!
(you can see it peeking out of the third photo)
;)
This is what GREETS me as I walk into the house.
I LOVE IT!

If at first you don't succeed...
TRY TRY again.
And....
 If the quilt isn't the answer to your backdrop issues.... 
Cut it UP!
Ha!






11 comments:

  1. What a great find. Love how the stars reflect the colors of the figures. Lovely display.

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  2. visiting from crazy mum quilts. Love thrift shopping / great find!. Awesome stars as a background

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  3. This makes me smile! Love your wonderfully unique backdrop.:)

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  4. Very clever and very effective!

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  5. Beautiful nativity set, and clever you! Those stars are just the right solution for the background.

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  6. Love those stars and they're the perfect backdrop for you beautiful nativity.

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  7. Das ist eine wunderschöne Idee.
    Ich wünsche dir ein schönes Weihnachtsfest.
    Karo

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  8. This is a wonderful idea. It is a great addition to your creche.

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