The combination of gold and tealy-green fabrics caught my eye last week as I was tidying my fabric shelves and planning a mini quilt design to share on the blog before Christmas this year.
I had the idea of another wreath (see last year's wreath) but this time with applique, buttons and embroidered wording.
I began this wreath by cutting 2 1/2" wide strips from both gold fabrics and sewing them together for the wreath background. Then I traced the words "glory to God in the highest" across the centre...
...before fusing little wreath leaves around the words.
The leaves were appliqued with a teal green thread...
...and the wording was backstitched using a slightly darker thread.
Now I'm sorting through my button box for about 24-30 buttons of varying sizes in red tones...
...but I won't sew them in place until I ad a border to the mini quilt and I'm still undecided on what that will look like.
So far this is coming together as I imagined it in my mind, but I may need a nice block of chocolate to boost more imaginings for the border!
Hope your weekend has brought many sewing ideas to fruition.