Saturday, August 8, 2009

On the home stretch

I'm down to the fourth corner and last two center squares on Mindy's Country Christmas canvas!

In the two center row squares I've just completed, a new color is introduced: Silk & Ivory "Aquamarine." I would have preferred to use Trio, but didn't have any in this color, and the S & I was a perfect match to the painted canvas. I tightened my tension a bit and I really don't see much difference between the S & I and the red Trio next to it.

In the diamond on the left square, I've repeated the diagonal mosaic stitch I'd used in the red diamond in the bottom right corner. The diamond on the center square was filled with a framed Scotch stitch. For the two squares remaining to be stitched, I plan to use a framed Scotch stitch on the left and a regular Scotch stitch in the green square next to it.

When I'm finished stitching the entire canvas, I'll need to work a row of gobelin stitches over two threads around the perimeter to satisfy my finisher's requirement for a seam allowance. Then I can start sewing on buttons!

1 comment:

Possibilities, Etc. said...

This is going to be a treasure! You make such good use of the stitches and threads - simple and very effective! Love that border.