I had great fun with this little project! I was going to hand quilt it but then changed my mind. I wanted swirly quilting in the white to suggest a bit of a snow storm and once I had that on, the hand quilting didn't feel right. I put a bit in the blue star points but you can barely see it!
I also changed my mind on the backing fabric.
I was going to use the Folk Art Holiday fabric but then thought it would be better used to bind the cushion and frame the star, so I dug into my Ikea 2014 Christmas print. I have a few yards of this home decoration weight cotton to make into a table cloth. I really like it as the backing!
The Folk Art fabric worked really well then for binding front and back. I used two 2.5" strips x width of fabric and a 3/8" seam to have it even both sides of the cushion. Clover wonder clips held everything in place (love them!!!) and then zig-zagged it all down!
The star burst was quilted in straight lines using a walking foot and the star and ray were quilted in the ditch too to make them stand up a bit from the background.
So all done and another tick off the Christmas list - getting there! Just have to put up our tree today now so I can hang my decoration from last years swap! Love this little touch and hope it will be a yearly tradition!
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