Make Several to Have on Hand for Last Minute Gifts!
Linen embellished with applique and embroidery becomes beautiful ornaments. Display them on the tree, together in a bowl or use them to decorate wrapped gifts. They’re also great for stockings, tucked in with baked goods and included in baskets of goodies.
Any quilting fabric can be substituted for the linen, if you prefer. You may already have a nice combination in your stash.
Cut the heart shapes, add the fusible applique shapes and embellish with hand embroidery. Blanket stitches, running stitches and french knots are all simple to do. You might also experiment with doing some or all of the embroidery on your machine.
The relaxed shapes come from under-stuffing them a bit. Add more stuffing for more firm and precisely shaped ornaments.
Once completed, the ornaments designed by Lina Nikols are approximately 4″ x 5″. The pattern comes from American Patchwork & Quilting.
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