Merry Christmas! I had sew much fun making this pretty little angel block designed by Sandra Healy Designs for the I Wish You a Merry Christmas QAL.
I am trying to stay as close to the designer’s instructions while adding my own personality to the blocks. I added all of the embroidery and an extra wing on this block.
The actual construction of the background was very, very easy. The simple squares were cut and sewn together in no time at all.
When it was done, I had a beautiful blank slate for my angel to fly on as she places stars in the sky. The pattern called for adhesive peel and press paper for the appliqué, but the angel and stars just sang, “Please, Tracy, needle turn appliqué and embroider me!” Of course!!
I cut the shapes from thin card board and sandwiched them inside foil. I then pressed the little packets. Easy! I drew the embroidery designs I wanted on the fabric and glued them to my background with just a small dot of glue.
I was happy to use my newly acquired appliqué skills on these little stars. Invisible stitches. Yea! You can read about my journey in how I learned to needle turn here.
I made some pretty wings with some of my favorite lace. The pattern only called for one wing, but with lace this lovely, I opted for two. I love how the fabric is still a bit visible under them.
But my favorite part of this angel block is my pretty angel’s flower crown. I designed the face and hair myself. I did not use a pattern.
Thank you for stopping by today. It is always nice to share a creative moment with friends like you!