Embroidery It Cross Stitch Alphabet 7

Dear Friends,

We are ready for the beginning of a new free alphabet set.  This is country charm at its best with a free cross stitch alphabet.  We will continue it as before with a new letter being released each week.

Embroidery It Cross Stitch Alphabet a 1

This week is special as not only will you receive the letter “a” but also the “heart” design.  By the way, these designs fit in your 4 x 4 hoop.

Embroidery it Cross Stitch Heart 1

I have turned my alphabet into a quilt but these designs would look sweet on towels, tote bags or other items that you wish to put a monogram on.

I won’t have quilting directions here as there are thousands on the internet.  I just came up with my own design.  I will tell you that I used 1 pack of charm squares and two packs of mini charm squares.  They are called “Strawberry Fields” from Moda.  I stitched each letter of the alphabet as well as two of the heart designs.  Once stitched, I cut those down to 5″ square which is the size of the charm squares.  I cut the mini charm squares into fourths and them mixed them up and re-stitched together for the little patchwork squares.  For sashing I used what I found on hand and cut strips 2 1/2″ wide.  I bought 1/3 yard matching fabric for the green border and 1/2 yard for the red border.  For the backing, I used something I had on hand.

One more thing, I knew this would be a wall quilt so I added the buttons for just a bit of fun charm.  If it was going to be a lap quilt or a quilt for a baby, I’d have left them off.

If you choose to turn your cross stitch letters into a quilt, I encourage you to be creative or look through your patterns.  No matter how you decide to use these letters, I would love to see a picture of what you create!

Enjoy everyone,

Nancy

be creative daily and live life beautifully.

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