This cross-stitch pattern channels corn mazes, pumpkin picking, and crisp autumn air. The text reads, "Meet Me in the Pumpkin Patch." As stitched, the pattern uses shades of orange, green, brown, blue, yellow, black and gray.. It calls for 100% DMC threads and uses whole stitches only.
RECREATE THE LOOK: The model was finished as a mounted flat, because I'm more than obsessed with the fusion of all my crafty loves in one single piece. The supplies I used for each element are listed below. Bow: The brown bow is made from a 1.5" brown burlap ribbon that was found at JoAnn.com. The green bow is made from a 3/8" emerald green grosgrain ribbon that was found at Hobby Lobby.
I cut a 16 inch strip for the green bow. For the brown bow, I cut an 11 inch strip for the "bow" piece and an 8 inch strip for the "tail" piece. I shaped them...
...and then stacked them, using hot glue to join them together. I also topped the bow off with a 7/8 inch orange button that came out of a bulk orange button pack from Hobby Lobby. I use Fray Check to seal the edges of all my ribbons.
Padding: There is Warm and White natural craft batting hiding under the stitching. I don't like to layer my stitching directly on a hard surface when I do my finishing, because it will never ever lay perfectly smooth without some padding. There's just more "stuff" where there are threads, and to my eye it needs that little extra cushion to look polished.
As an FYI, when I say "mounted, stitched piece," ^^this^^ is what I mean.
Cording: I used a Krienik Cording Drill to spin the cording using DMC threads. To get the thickness, I used 8 lengths of the full 6 ply DMC. To get the length I needed, each piece of 6-ply DMC was cut a very loose 3x the perimeter of my stitched and mounted piece. I used 6 lengths of DMC 801 and 2 lengths of DMC 3031 to give the cording a slightly textured effect. I used hot glue to attach it.
Fabric: The orange fabric is from Riley Blake. It is by Lori Holt (Bee Basics) and the SKU is C6400-Orange.