liberty cross stitch

I am so excited to share this cross stitch project with you! Seriously, I don't think I have been this excited about something I have made for a long time.

Maybe it is kind of bragging to gush about your own project, but I just really love this one. After writing that sentence and thinking about it, I am sure it is bragging, especially considering that I did not even design the pattern. All I did was stitch something that someone else came up with. Regardless, I am pretty proud.

The pattern is from the book, Liberty Cross Stitch. The whole book is such a modern, fresh take on cross stitch patterns and projects. I mentioned this last week, but I wanted to share again in anticipation of future questions - I found it at Crafter's Choice. I think you have to be a member to buy it. (I have been a member for a little less than a year and I love it.) It is also on Amazon, but it says it won't be available until April 1. So if you don't want to join Crafter's Choice, you can wait a couple of months and pick it up on Amazon.

 The color combo is just perfect. Coral, deep turquoise, and my favorite shade of green.

 As for finishing, I actually invested some time covering up the back and making it look pretty. Usually I don't worry about the back of my needlework pieces, but I have to admit that I was a bit sloppy on the back of this one.

For the backing, I used the same fabric that I used for the background in these pictures, which is why it looks like it is camouflaged in that right picture. I didn't document my backing process, but it involves hot glue so I am sure some people will cringe.I know I will never take it out of the hoop, so using a bit of glue doesn't bother me. If you guys are interested, I can document my process next time I am finishing a piece. Just let me know! Finishing is always a challenge, so I'd be happy to share my made up process.

I have walked around my house holding this up to various walls trying to figure out where I want it to live. So far, I think I need to redecorate my whole living room so this fits in better. My husband just read that and started crying.



  1. So cute! The colors really are perfect! Hopefully your husband doesn't mind a living room redo too much. :)

  2. Hello Allison,
    I believe that your lovely cross stitch would look beautiful anywhere in your home. Nice work. Love the idea of covering the back with fabric. Thanks for sharing.
    Smiles, Paula

    1. thank you! I am sure I can find a great spot for it somewhere :)

  3. It turned out so cute! I love that it has a vintage feel while being modern at the same time. The colors are gorgeous!

    1. thank you! You are right about the vintage/modern thing! It is such a great design.

  4. LOL re: Anderson crying. Poor guy. LOL! My husband can reate! :0

  5. I love it! Your projects are so fresh... definitely not like the cross stitch that my Mama did when I was a kid. I'm so excited to get started stitching!

  6. Love, love, love! Great Job!

  7. really pretty! I'd love to see how you finish the back of it!!


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