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!