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.
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.
(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.
If the quilt isn't the answer to your backdrop issues....
Cut it UP!