Cross Stitch Finishes This Week

Hello Everyone! Instead of sharing the few WIPs I worked on this week, I have several finishes, including a little quilty finish.

I took the time over the weekend to fully finish the strawberries. They all turned out really cute.

The larger pin pillow is Strawberry Faire by October House Fiber Arts. This was a stitch along with Helen D. (YouTube). She just shared her finish in her most recent video. I stitched mine on 36 ct Winter Moon by Zweigart, 1 over 2. I added the strip of Fig Tree Fabric and a little rick rack to finish it. The model was stitched on 30 ct, but I wanted mine to be smaller. The pillow measures 5 3/4″ wide x 5 1/2″ high. It will be a nice size to go into my bowl of smalls in mid spring.

The two very small pillows are from the Lori Holt Stitch Card M. These turned out super cute and are just around 2 1/2″ finished. They are stitched on 16 ct navy Aida, 2 over 2. I used the called for colors except on the border. I changed that to DMC 932 just because I was working on Bird and Berries and had that color out. You can find all of the Stitch Cards at Fat Quarter Shop. Of course the fabric border on both are from Lori’s collections.

My small colander is ready for my mid spring décor. I’ll start adding in the berries around the first part of May.

I almost forgot I had finished stitching Bird and Berries by Tapestry Barn. I had to run and take a picture of it while I was writing this post. I think this is a very pretty piece, using only two colors of DMC. It’s also stitched on 36 ct Winter Moon, but I stitched 2 over 2. If you look closely at the edges of the fabric, there is not much room to work with, (I was working with a scrap). I was originally going to make it into a small pillow, but I think it is too big for that and I don’t have enough room on the sides to frame it. If I have the right color of fabric, I think I’ll make a small zippered project bag. I had it sitting on top of the small mesh bag I was using and the idea popped into my head.

The final finish for the day is my tiny little pin pillow made from the Sewcialites Invigorate block by Joanna Figueroa. This turned out really sweet and I’ll use it with my small cross stitch pillows. The fabric details are in my previous post. You can find all the free Sewcialites patterns here at Fat Quarter Shop.

If you’ve been following along for several years, you know I like to make small projects. When I was participating in the Minis and More Parade monthly series, I made some of the above pin pillows in 2019 using the book “Pin Pals” by Carrie Nelson. If you are interested, you can read the details about them in this post, Pin Pal Parade.

I hope you all are starting to enjoy some spring weather. Our temperatures are still up and down. We’ve had low’s in the lower 20’s and when I was out yesterday, so many of the flowering tree blossoms were brown. Oh well, March can be harsh. I won’t be back until next Wednesday. The only sewing I’ve done recently has been to finish these pillows. We’re going out of town for a few days, so I don’t expect to get much done until next week. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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4 Responses to Cross Stitch Finishes This Week

  1. Little Quiltsong says:

    All your finishes are so cute – the strawberries, and the pin cushions – just adorable! Seeing the strawberries stitched on black, really highlights those sweet designs.
    Your Birds and Berries turned out so well. Just two colours, and yet so stunning – love it!


  2. Tracy says:

    The strawberry collection is growing. Recently, on another blog, I saw a stitcher who had a similar too small to frame project. She added strips of muslin to the sides and was able to stretch the stitched piece to fit over a mounting board for framing. One can also add a mat when this method is employed, to cover any muslin that may show. I do like the idea of a useful bag too.


  3. Lydia says:

    Very cute finishes. Everything is blooming here and of course the temps are all over the place- lots of rain- yadda yadda yadda.


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