Fully Finishing Hello Spring and Daisies Cross Stitch Pattern

Details of how I Fully Finished my Hello Spring and Daisies Cross Stitch Pattern. Cross Stitch Pattern available at BriannaLentzShop.etsy.com.

Hello Spring and Daisies Cross Stitch Pattern

Hello Spring and Daisies is a very delicate and romantic Spring Cross Stitch Pattern. I personally love a romanic Spring and a Primitive Halloween. (Which is also romantic in a gothic way in my opinion.)

I knew I wanted to pair my finished cross stitch pattern with a floral backing fabric. I chose this beautiful floral from Sew Sweet Discount Fabs on Etsy. I purchased a few other floral fabrics in a quarter of a yard quantities from her shop. They were packaged beautifully and well protected in the mail.

Hello Spring and Daisies Cross Stitch Pattern is designed by me and can be purchased as a PDF printable download in my Etsy shop BriannaLentzShop.etsy.com. HERE!

Hello Spring and Daisies is stitched on 32 count Platinum Lugana I purchased from 123stitch.com. I used all overdyed threads, however there is a DMC conversion included in the purchased cross stitch pattern.

How to Fully Finish Hello Spring and Daisies Cross Stitch Pattern

You can watch me fully finish Hello Spring and Daisies in my YouTube video which is included here or you can also see some pictures that I have included below the video

Hello Spring and Daisies Cross Stitch Pattern is finished in a very simple way.

I used batting, sticky board, fabric tac glue, rotary cutters, rulers, a cutting mat, the stitched piece and a fabric backing to accent. The wooden mount is a wooden piece I purchased for $3 at Dollar Tree that I stained with an Early American color.

I cut the stitched piece to the size I desired with a 1 inch border. I cut the sticky board to desired finished size and repeated this step for the floral backing fabric. I also cut out a piece of batting to sandwich between the stitched piece and sticky board. This gives the finished piece a better appearance than directly mounting the stitching to the sticky board. I did not do this for the floral fabric. The 3D look draws your eye and attention the the stitching and allows the floral fabric to continue to be just the accent, not the focus.

I love using floral because it is so busy that is is interesting but not too distracting against the delicate cross stitch design that is Hello Spring and Daisies.

Once everything is cut to size then you have to commit and glue everything down. I am not a great finisher. I am ok. I am not the best…YET! Practice certainly does make perfect. I thought that I had the wording positioned perfectly and once everything was dried I realized I had pulled the top right a little too tight when glueing and I had distorted the wording beyond repair. I don’t think it is too noticeable however and I have left it.

I have decided that if I stitch it – I finish it. If you are reading this post and are timid to failing fully finishing your cross stitch, just remember my anecdotal story of fully finishing my 2nd cross stitch design ever and even I with the imperfections of this piece have to realize it is good enough and I will only get better at fully finishing in this format if I practice and fully finish more of my work…so you can too!

I hope you have enjoyed my post on how I fully finished my Hello Spring and Daisies Cross Stitch Pattern.

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