Making of the March Daffodil
The March birth flower is a daffodil! This common Springtime flower is a ray of sunshine after the dark winter months. We hoped to capture the bright colors and Springtime-vibes with this Daffodil pattern. Stitch this design for yourself or gift it to a friend who was born in March! The March Daffodil is great for beginner and seasoned crafters alike.
Fun Facts about Daffodils
While researching for the Daffodil pattern release, we learned a few fun facts about this sunshine flower:
1. There are many different daffodil species, and they can be found growing in a variety of regions!
2. In England, you may hear daffodils referred to as "Lent Lilies" as they often flower around the Lent season.
3. Daffodils are the official 10th year anniversary flower!
4. The national flower of Wales is a daffodil.
Stitching the Daffodil
The March Daffodil pattern contains 5 simple embroidery stitches. First, we outlined the border with a split stitch, which gives a nice texture and sets is apart from the stitching within. Next, we stitched each petal using the stem stitch, giving a soft look to the petals. Check out the stem stitch blog for tips on how to do the corners at the tip of each petal.
Once the petals were done, we moved into the backstitch to complete the leaves and stems in the background. You can do the leaves first since they are technically in the background (therefore behind the flowers), but we wanted something to weave the floss into, so we did them after.
Then, to get that trumpet-look of the inside of a daffodil, we used a fly stitch. Finally, we finished off these lovely flowers with the French knot to bring it all together.
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The Birth Month Flowers Collection
For the 2023 Embroidery of the Month, we decided to do a series of Birth Month Flowers! Each flower is released in its correlating month (January Carnation in January, for example). All twelve patterns will have the same format and feel, making it a great series to do a quilt or other project with the collection.
Learn to stitch with a new embroidery each month.
Are you ready for some happy mail? With the Embroidery of the Month you'll receive a brand new, surprise Penguin & Fish embroidery delivered to your door each month
Stitch all of the Birth Month Flowers in 2023! Each month we'll release the month's birth flower. All 12 patterns will be similar in format and feel, making this the perfect collection to display together, or make into a quilt or other project. Plus, when you purchase the embroidery kit during the month of the release, you'll receive an exclusive freebie (while supplies last).
The Embroidery of the Month is about practicing your stitching and make something cute with the Penguin & Fish Family!