I am finishing 2020 with a fun and free Stitch Along! The Christmas Blocks Stitch Along is a cute, wintery pattern by Pine Needles Utah. It will be available as a low-cost pattern in 2021 and I will carry it in the shop!
Pine Needles released a section of the pattern for free every day this month. The final version will be available for purchase once the stitch along is complete. I started stitching on December 1 after I found the shop during my trip to Utah to visit my friend, Lori Holt! I thought a little block a day would be a fun and fulfilling way to round out my last month of stitching for 2020.
Each block took me about 30 minutes to stitch and it was a jolly good time. If you’d like to stitch along like I did you can check out the supplies I used.
Supplies I Used
I used fabric and thread from my stash so this stitch along was truly unique to me. You can do the same or use what I did to get the same finished look.
- Download the Christmas Blocks Stitch Along Patterns by Pine Needles Utah (Border included.)
- I stitched on Feed Sack 14 Count Aida Vintage Cross Stitch Cloth by Lori Holt for Zweigart
- I stitched with threads from my stash including:
- DMC B5200 and 676
- Classic Colorworks Black Coffee, Perfect Piecrust, Ribbon Red and Stepping Stones
- The Gentle Art Simply Shaker Threads Shutter Green and Baby Spinach
- Weeks Dye Works Bluecoat Red, Blackboard, Marmalade, Cocoa, Blue Jeans, Jaybird, Morris Blue and Sand
I chose to stitch all of my patterns into one piece using the full border layout. If you would like to stitch each piece individually, you can choose the individual border layout option. I stitched the border in DMC B5200 and Morris Blue.
As for finishing, I need your help. How do you think I should finish or frame this piece? Please let me know in the comments.
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I would make a dark blue mat that mirrors the points, and the a thin natural colored from, maybe even just branches.