Today we are sharing the last of our August Appliques. It seems only fitting. Yesterday Michelle’s wee ones started back to school, this weekend the pool is coming down, and in general were are kissing another summer goodbye. It was a bittersweet summer. I lost my father but was so aware of the circle of life as our newest grandbaby enjoyed her first summer. As we are tucking away all our summer memories, we are excited for autumn. So, adios, Summer or 2015, hello Autumn!
As with all of our appliques, our Palm Tree was designed to fit on a 6″ x 6″ block but it can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs.
Palm Tree Applique DIRECTIONS
Refer to pattern and photo for applique placements and cutting instructions.
Make a copy of the pattern.
Cut out felt using photo and pattern. Transfer any embroidery markings.
Using a blanket stitch across the top edge of the ground and running stitches along the side and bottom, sew ground to block using 3 strands floss.
Using a blanket stitch across the curved section of the sun and running stitches along the side and top, sew sun to block using 3 strands floss.
Using a running stitch, sew trunk to block using 2 strands floss.
Add palm leaves one at a time, overlapping as you go. Two will overhang the block, Cut these flush with the block. Using a blanket stitch around the palm leaves and running stitches along the sides, side palm leaves to block using 3 strands floss.
Using a stem stitch, add leaf details using 6 strands floss.
Using a running stitch, sew on coconuts using 2 strands floss.
Using a straight stitch, add detail to trunk using 6 strands floss.