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 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.
It's perfecto!
(you can see it peeking out of the third photo)
This is what GREETS me as I walk into the house.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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