The Tulip “Spring” and Cherry “Summer” fabric coveredcardboards are a style of handworkIenjoylot. These two are approximately 8” squares, but I make all sizes. I keep all my fabric scrapes and look at thrift stores forcheap articles of clothing in fabric design and colors I like too.The “Spring” boardhas two background fabrics.The “sky” piece I cut6” plus and the “grass” piece 2” plus and handstitched them together.I hand drew a cardboard pattern for the tulips, leaves, stems allowing a fourth inch seam to turn under.It’s fun picking all the different fabrics.I put the background fabric in a hoop and appliquethe tulips and etc.onto it.Nextembroider the sunrays and word springwhich you canpencilfirst.Next I tack the finished piece onto the cardboardsquare at the corners and middle.Then cut apiece of fabricabout 9 and a half inches square for the back which is also the border.Lay the back side of the cardboardpicture centered on the wrong side of the back fabric. Bringthe sides, top and bottom to the front , turn under a seam making a half inch border and pin. Handstitch aroundsides.Cansew a piece of string on the back if you want to hang it, or put on magnet strips if you want to put it on you frig. Or do both.
The cherry “Summer” fabric picture has24 one and three fourths inchsquares sewn together as shown, turning under seam making finished one and a fourth inch squares.Cutyoursolid background fabric like above ,put it in hoop and applique onto background like shown.Cut cardboard patternsfor cherries and leaves , use to cut out fabric pieces remember to allow for turn under.Embroider stem. Finish like the “Spring” board.I have made this kind of board for all seasons and occasions. Fun!
Hello, my name is Marlynne Joy Snare (pronounced Marilyn) and I am really excited to be jumping into this new world of "blogging". I call myself a "Folk Artist" and enjoy creating with fabric, paint, wood and all types of natural materials. It will be fun to share some of these inside and outside the house projects with you too!