When Bug was just a wee lad, he was in love with his frog umbrella. You’d never hear him complain on a rainy day because out came “Froggy” and together the 2 would brave the elements. Bug was also known to tote Froggy on sunny days, too. You just can’t spend enough time with a good friend, can you?
Bug still has Froggy, but he’s gotten to the age when he’s more apt to make a mad dash to his destination in the rain rather than take the time for a leisurely walk with his frog. So, let’s call this my ode to Froggy Umbrella. He served Bug well!
As with all blocks, our Froggy Umbrella Applique was designed for a 6″ x 6″ block, but can be reduced or enlarged to meet your needs. Enjoy!
The pattern for the FREE Froggy Umbrella Applique Block can be found HERE.
The tutorial on How to Enlarge and Reduce can be found HERE.
The tutorial on How to Cut Out Felt can be found HERE.
The Stitching Glossary can be found HERE.
Refer to pattern and photo for applique placements and cutting instructions.
Make a copy of the pattern.
Cut out felt using the pattern as a guide. Transfer any embroidery markings.
Using a running stitch, sew eyes to block using 2 strands of floss.
Using a running stitch, sew umbrella cane to block using 2 strands floss.
Using a blanket stitch, sew umbrella section “a” to block using 3 strands floss. Note: Where section “a” will be covered by umbrella sections “b” and “c”, use a running stitch.
Using a blanket stitch, sew umbrella sections “b” and “c” over umbrella section “a” using 3 strands floss.
Using a running stitch, sew cheeks to umbrella using 2 strands floss.
Using a running stitch, sew irises to eyes using 2 strands floss.
Using a running stitch, sew handle to cane using 2 strands floss.
Using a stem stitch, add mouth using 6 strands floss.
Add French knots to section points using 6 strands floss.
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