2/8/12

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.

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13 comments:

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

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  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

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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!

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    1. Yay Candace! I would love to see what you are making!

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  6. Love, love, love! Great Job!
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  7. really pretty! I'd love to see how you finish the back of it!!

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