The embroidery pattern I am sharing today matches or rhymes with the pattern I shared last month. If you ever want to browse what I have shared in the past in the way of freebies take a look at the Free patterns category.
Designs like this are ideal to use on a crazy quilt block but if you are someone who is interested in hand embroidery this type of pattern work well on most small items. You can use it on things like small gift bags, a sewing caddy, needlebook, book cover, purse or bag.
For this pattern I would choose a thread with a firm twist such as cotton perle #8 or #5.
This design could be worked using surface embroidery stitches using back stitch, chain stitch, whipped chain stitch or stem stitch. The flowers could be worked by simply outlining them or you could fill them with satin stitch or outline satin stitch. For the little abstract lines that stick out from the flowers you could use straight stitch and bead or French knot or work them in pistil stitch.
If you need to know how I would transfer this pattern to fabric, I have a tutorial on how to transfer embroidery designs to fabric.
How ever you adapt the pattern I hope you enjoy stitching it.
Follow the links to tutorials if you need a refresher on how to work the stitches. Clicking on the image will take you to a larger version. Save to your computer by right clicking on the image and choosing to save.
This pattern is for non commercial use.
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My book The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results shares practical methods about how to design and make a crazy quilt. I teach you how to balance colour, texture and pattern, in order direct the viewers eye around a crazy quilted project. I show you how to build decorative seam treatments in interesting and creative ways using a handful of stitches. My book is profusely illustrated as my aim is to be both practical and inspiring.