Use the colors you like or the suggested colors to stitch these flower-themed patterns. There are many uses for the designs including making cards, framing them, making table runners, or adding them to tote bags or making ornaments.
Raingal72 shared this photo of her Four Petal Flower Cross Stitch project
. She writes, in part, "I definitely liked the look of this pattern stitched in one color, but I think when I stitch it again, I will use green for most of it, and a Color variations shade containing pink or blue for the flowers. This will give the design more contrast." Read more about her project.
B. Wuerthele shared her version of the Flower Wheel Two Cross Stitch Pattern. She "stitched this design on 14 count Carolina Linen by Charles Craft (color Salt). It's basically Aida but 80% cotton and 20% Linen - so its a bit softer than Aida. I used DMC color variations thread. This design was professionally framed by Joann Fabrics and now hangs in the entryway to my home." Read more about B's project.
Using Color Theory:
This free Pink Flower pattern will make a great pin or magnet for the fridge. Use the shade of pink suggested or a paler pink if you like.
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The free Blooming Flowers Saying Cross Stitch pattern
is made up of an an abstract flower motif and a saying attributed to Lady Bird Johnson (Full Name: Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson). She believed that flowers bring not only beauty, but also hope to our lives.
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Hawaiian Flowers are so tropical and decadent and remind me of drinks with umbrellas and fruit. This one is stitched in a dark pink, but oranges and yellows or even blues or greens would work. The flower is stitched on 14-count Impressions Arabesques fabric
from DMC. Add a saying or frame the flower as is.
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This design was inspired by Spring Flowers that pop up all over the yard. Stitched in variegated DMC floss with purposeful placement so the daffodils are yellow and the tulips are pink.
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(shown here) is a project developed from the simple Daisy Diamond pattern
. She created it as a gift for a male family member and chose colors that were masculine to coordinate with an afghan her aunt was making as a gift too.
This design was inspired by the poetry of Robert Burns. Stitch it to celebrate Burn's Day, January 25th, his birthday, or as a Valentine or wedding or anniversary gift.
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This little rose is in a clear vase for Mom. Or for anyone else. Done up in pinks and peaches or if you like, change the colors out to your favorite rose colors. Whites and creams would work too! Make up the bookmark design shown in the collection and give it to Mom with a mini rose and a book on raising roses and you have a great gift for any occasion.
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Use this miniature chart for a flowering geranium for dollhouse scale upholstery or cushions, or a petit point brooch. The design is worked in a continental or tent stitch. As shown here, Lesley used a single strand of linen thread for everything except the flowers, to give the piece a soft vintage look. It is easy to adapt the colors of both the flowers and the leaves for a range of color schemes.
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Use Cheryl's sweet embroidery design to embellish napkins to decorate your table in style.
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