Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

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.

You may recall that I made a cover for our communion table to be used throughout advent.


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.

Happy Holidays!

2 comments:

  1. I didn't realize that you had made this for our church. It is beautiful. We need to give you some credit for it!

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  2. Thank you, Mary. I'm glad you appreciate it. I certainly do not need credit for it. (Well, besides bragging on my own blog...hee hee.)

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