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SWEET LAND OF LIBERTY

This patriotic stitch is called Sweet Land of Liberty. The design uses rich Americana hues and classic needlework motifs for a piece you can either display for the 4th of July or leave up year round.

The pattern features a house, flags, and a basket of flowers surrounded in flowering vines. The text reads "Sweet Land of Liberty."

PATTERN DETAILS: This pattern is stitched with whole stitches only. It calls for mostly Weeks Dye Works flosses, with one skein of DMC. The model was stitched on 32ct Doubloon linen from Picture this Plus. The stitch count is 101w x 106h, and the finished design measures approximately 6 1/8"w x 6 1/4"h on that fabric. WHERE TO BUY: This design is available in the Cherry Hill Stitchery Etsy shop, here. As of the time of this writing, it will also be available at Anabellas (here or here), Down Sunshine Lane, Fat Quarter Shop, and Needlecase Goodies. A complete list of authorized Cherry Hill Stitchery Shops is here.

RECREATE THE LOOK:

Cording -- I used 6 lengths of DMC floss to get the thickness of the cording. 4 of them are DMC 814, and 2 of them are DMC 815. I cut each length a generous 3x the perimeter of my mounted piece before spinning them all together with a Krienik corder. Bow --

The cream colored ribbon is a wire-edged 1.5" canvas ribbon that I found at 5th Street Studio on Etsy. It is currently not in stock, but that may be temporary. Check back :).

The blue plaid woven ribbon below is from Land of the Free (Joann.com) It is 7/8" wide. Unfortunately, it was a seasonal find for the 4th of July 2020, so they may not be getting it back in stock. Here's what it looks like on the roll in case you want to hunt for something similar.

The wine colored ribbon in the bow on the model is a 3/8" grosgrain ribbon from The Ribbon Boutique (Hobby Lobby). The SKU is 1924679.

Button - The button that I used as a centerpiece on the bow came from that bulk pack of assorted brown Walmart buttons that I have mentioned many, many times before. It's the purchase that just keeps giving! To recap, I can't find the pack online, but it was hiding on a bottom shelf in a craft aisle, not a sewing aisle. If you can't find it, any old dark brown button will do. The one I chose for this design was 3/4" tall.

I used hot glue to assemble all of the bow elements. I also dove-tailed the ends of all the ribbon pieces and sealed them with Fray-check. Fabric -


The wine colored plaid is a homespun from Hobby Lobby. You can find it here. The SKU is 487421. (While we are talking about this fabric, I need to share two thoughts. The first is that the red in this particular homespun bleeds; be careful with moisture. The second is just a protip: When you use plaids, tip them 45 degrees so that they are diagonal relative to your finish. That way the lines in the fabric won't compete with the edges of your piece.) The navy/tan dot fabric is Essential Dots Navy Dot from Moda. The SKU is 8654-25. I bought mine at Fat Quarter Shop, here, but when I checked before posting, they only had a half yard left in stock. You can google the SKU to find it at different stores if they run out.


All together, one more time:

I hope you enjoy! If you stitch this and want to share your finish on social media, I'd love it if you also used the hashtag #CherryHillStitchery. Thank you!



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