Making the September Aster
The September birth flower is the Aster! This flower has pretty, spindly petals and blooms in various colors in the pink and purple family. A burst of end-of-summer color and energy. Stitch this design for yourself or gift it to a friend who was born in September! The September Aster is great for beginner and seasoned crafters alike.
Stitches in the September Aster pattern
The color pallet and stitches in the September Aster pattern create an amazing pop of color and texture! The entire piece is outlined with a split stitch in our You're a Peach color. Then we've got the little leaves spread sporadically throughout the piece which are stitched with backstitch.
Getting to the main focal point of this piece, the aster flowers are stitched with tight lazy daisy stitches. To make the elongated, spikey petal look we simply tacked down the top of the lazy daisy stitch further away from the base point. This emphasizes the spindly look of the Aster flower. Finally, we finish off this pattern with clumps of Goldenrod French knots in the center of each flower.
To learn more about each of the stitches we used, including step-by-step tutorials with pictures, written instructions, and video, check out the embroidery stitches blog.
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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!