The big day has arrived. I'm glad when Christmas falls on a Sunday because I grew up going to church on Christmas morning and my current church doesn't have services on Christmas morning...except when it's a Sunday. It doesn't feel like Christmas if I don't go to church first thing.
When we last saw it, it looked something like this:
Each week of advent, another piece was added.
This morning, not only was the final center piece added, but they were all turned around to reveal an appliqued star:
I had to work to make it big enough to make an impact from the front of the sanctuary, but I think it came out ok.
For those of you who want the details, I applied the star with Steam-a-Seam double-sided fusible adhesive and then zig zagged the edges with a variegated rayon thread. (I used purple in the bobbin so the sewing isn't very obvious from the plain side.)
I didn't want to "outline" the edges of the strips so I left them raw. I thought zig zagging there would be too distracting as it goes up the middle of a ray. If the edges start to ravel, I can always zig zag them later.
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I hope you have a good day.