Home in the Country Stitch-Along #12

You have reached the final steps in the Home in the Country Stitch-Along! Yippee!

I hope you enjoyed making your home in the country and will continue to create even more embroidery art.

Please note that directions are added to the Home in the Country Stitch-Along page after they are first posted here on the Artfabrik blog.

Step #12- Stitch the Sky and Edging

  • Stitch Running Stitches on the sky fabric in spirals and curves. Use a size 12 thread (like Oceanand a size 5 hand embroidery needle.
  • Stitch to within 1/4″ of the fabric edges.
  • Center the design on the background fabric and pin into place.
  • Stitch the design to the background using sewing thread and long Running Stitches.
  • Stitch Blanket Stitches around the edge of the design attaching it to the backing fabric.
  • Use a size 8 pearl cotton thread (like Asters).
  • Stitch French Knots inside each tine of the Blanket Stitches.
  • Use a size 8 pearl cotton thread (like Asters).

Hurray! You’ve finished your Home in the Country project. Thank you for joining me. If you’d like to see more free stitch-alongs please visit our Tutorials Page.

Home in the Country Stitch-Along #11

It’s the details that count!

In this step we are adding even more details to the Home in the Country design. These fine details help repeat color across the composition and give the piece a finished look.

Please note that directions are added to the Home in the Country Stitch-Along page after they are first posted here on the Artfabrik blog.

Step #11- Stitch Details on the Field, Tree Line, Water, and Tree Top

  • Stitch French Knots inside the branches of the trees on the tree line.
  • Use a size 8 pearl cotton thread (like Sunrise).
  • Stitch a Straight Stitches across the top edge of the water to form grasses.
  • Use a size 8 pearl cotton thread (like Peas in a Pod).
  • Stitch a Straight Stitch inside each loop of the Lazy Daisy stitches that form the leaves on the tree top.
  • Use a size 8 pearl cotton thread (like Sunrise).

Home in the Country Stitch-Along #5

What’s a Home in the Country without a few fields in the landscape? In this step, we are adding 3 fields beginning with the center field. These stitches give us the basic structure of the fields. We’ll add more detail to them later.

Please note that directions are added to the Home in the Country Stitch-Along page after they are first posted here on the Artfabrik blog. You can join anytime.

Step #5- Stitching the Fields

  • Stitch Chain Stitches to outline the top of the center field shape following the running stitches.
  • Use a size 8 pearl cotton thread (like Lime Frappe) and a size 3 hand embroidery needle.
  • Stitch to within 1/4″ of the edge of the fabric on the right.
  • Stitch lines of Chain Stitches that taper from the top edge of the center field shape down to the running stitches marking the bottom edge of the field using that same thread.
  • Stitch to within 1/4″ of the edge of the fabric on the right.
  • Stitch a row of Long and Short Stitches across the top right side of the center field to make the right field.
  • Use a size 8 thread (like Butter).
  • Stitch to within 1/4″ of the edge of the fabric on the right.
  • Continue to add Long and Short Stitches across the right field up to the running stitches that mark the top of the field.
  • Use a variegated size 8 thread (like Sunrise).
  • Stitch to within 1/4″ of the edge of the fabric on the right.
  • Remove the running stitches.
  • Stitch rows of Lazy Daisy Stitches vertically to fill in the left field.
  • Use a size 8 thread (like Peas in a Pod).
  • Stitch to within 1/4″ of the edge of the fabric on the left.
  • Remove the running stitches.