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RED, WHITE, AND BLOOM!

This .PDF cross stitch pattern was originally designed as an exclusive for the SewMuch2Luv Project Bag of the Month (July 2021). I'm happy to be able to make it available for the rest of you!

This design features an urn full of flowers with two fanciful American flags. There is also a garland of leaves and flowers below, with a star and hearts in the center.


It is stitched with shades of red, white, blue, pink, yellow, green, and brown.


PATTERN DETAILS:

The model was stitched on 32 ct. Raw Natural Belfast linen (Zweigart). The stitch count is 73w x 56h, and the finished design measures approximately 4 5/8"w x 3 3/8"h when stitched on that fabric. The pattern calls for whole stitches only (whole stitches = beginner friendly and Aida friendly!). The model was stitched with DMC only. The pattern includes both a black/white symbol page as well as a color page, so you can choose to stitch from the format that works best for you.


WHERE TO BUY:

This design is available in the Cherry Hill Stitchery Etsy Shop (Be sure to bookmark the page! It is www.etsy.com/shop/cherryhillstitchery) It is also available from the shops that have a .PDF resale agreement. The complete list can be found here.


RECREATE THE LOOK:

Finish Fabric: The blue polka dot fabric on the model is Navy Blue Scattered dot (Kimberbell Basics) by Kimberbell for Maywood Studio Fabric. The SKU is #MAS8210-N


Cording: I used 6 strands of the full 6-ply DMC thread to make the cording with a Kreinik cording drill. All 6 lengths were DMC 816.


Bow: I used a 1.5" wire-edged Royal Burlap white ribbon from 5th Street Studio on Etsy. The SKU is RG127827. I also used a 3/8" red ribbon for the stacked bow. The red ribbon is from The Ribbon Boutique (Hobby Lobby) and the SKU is 497735. The button in the centerpiece is a size 36 (7/8") covered button from Dritz. I used the same blue scattered dot fabric to cover the button.


The materials listed above are unique to this piece. The foundational supplies (the board, glue, batting, etc--stuff you can't see) are the same no matter what I am finishing, so I buy those in bulk and keep them on hand. You can see what those materials are on the Tools and Organization page.


One more time, here it is. Hope you enjoy!