Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Great Frame Challenge

Hello dear friends. 
I have been busy finding ways to frame Summer Breeze, you know how we get all obsessive compulsive when it comes to something we've made. Thanks to all your encouraging words and tips on my last post... so I made sure this is worth posting for your viewing pleasure, hah!
First, I wanted to see how it would look inside. I cut the mounting board just a tad smaller than the opening.

 Okay, cut to the chase--

Boy oh boy, it is not that easy to center  xstitch. I was sweating! Good thing the mounting board was sturdy enough to withstand all that pulling/tugging to keep the fabric taut and center. The ends of the fabric were held together by sewing from one side to the other end. Then, when I finished sewing, I cut another piece of board, this time measured to fit snugly at the back to hide all that sewing. I did not glue it to the wood. Just in case I want to change the xstitch (Hint: Houses of Love) I can just push it out. 

What do you think? I'm way satisfied with the results, I felt like I just passed the framers license exams , lol.
Thanks for visiting. Happy Stitching!


  1. It looks quite fantastic ! Absolutely perfectly staged .
    Dearest greetings from distant Germany Sandra

  2. Looks fantastic! Great job!!

  3. Great job! See? You did it! I knew you could. :)

  4. you did a great job with the framing!

  5. It looks beautiful! You did a great job!!! Congrats on your finish, too, since I did not say it earlier :D :D :D I love all the pretty patterns you choose.

  6. This is lovely, gorgeous design and framing.

  7. Oh yay, congrats on your finish and your finish framing!! It wasn't too scary now was it? Although I admit the stretching of the fabric can be a bit scary. :)) I love that you've made it changeable too. Now for more patterns that fit that space..... :D

  8. You can be very proud of your framing skills. It's looking gorgeous.

  9. It looks fantastic! It is very difficult to get everything centred sometimes. The frame is perfect for this piece too.