Design by Frony Ritter of Frony Ritter Designs
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Materials • 9"x 9" piece 14- count ivory Aida* • One skein each DMC® or Sullivans®
USA six-strand embroidery floss* • One spool Kreinik Very Fine Braid #4* • Size 24 tapestry needle *See Where to Find It on page 110. Stitch Count: 39H x 47W Design Size: 23/4" x 33/8"
Instructions: Cross stitch over one square using two strands of floss or one strand very fine braid # 4. Where small symbols appear, work partial cross stitch piercing Aida.
Backstitch over one square using one strand 310/45053. Finishing Materials & Instructions • Orange and green cotton fabrics • Thin quilt batting • Two mini spring-type clothespins • Satin ribbon: orange, lime green • White craft glue • Sewing machine (optional)
From green fabric, cut two pieces 11/2" x 31/4" and two pieces 11/2" x 37/8".
From orange fabric, cut one strip 11/2" x 5"; cut strip again into four 11/4" x 11/2" pieces. Cut one piece 71/2" x 8".
With right sides together and referring to photo throughout, stitch shorter pieces of green fabric to right- and left-hand edges of stitched piece using 1/4" seam allowance. Trim fabric edges so that stitched piece and fabric form a rectangle.
With right sides together, stitch orange pieces to ends of longer pieces of green fabric using 1/4" seam allowance. With right sides together, sew pieced strips to top and bottom edges of stitched piece. Press.
Sandwich batting between wrong sides of stitched piece and remaining orange fabric. Baste layers together 1/2" from edges; trim edges of batting and backing fabric even with stitched piece as needed.
Using black thread, machine-stitch around edges with close zigzag stitch (satin stitch) or hand-sew satin stitch from basting stitch to 1/4" from basting stitch. Trim edges.
Clip ribbons to upper corners using small clothespins to create hanger.