June 27, 2022 – New Start – Quaker Block Print

As I said in my prior post I was going to put the WIP I had been stitching on for over a week away and work on something else.  I went thru my WIPS but nothing there was calling to me.  What was calling to me was the new hand dyed floss I had gotten from NightStalkersCalling (Etsy).  I also knew I wanted a chart that could be stitched in one color.   So I pulled out the color Melon-choly which is a gorgeous bluey/greeny/tealy mix.  Then I remembered some new fabric I had gotten that had a greenish tinge, among other colors in it so went on the hunt to see how they would look together.  It was a match! or at least I think it is a lovely match and that’s all that matters. 🙂

I had a single color chart in my “SSRTL” bag (Stitch Sooner Rather Than Later) and so Quaker Block Print it is.

chart

It’s a small stitch (at least compared to many Quaker designs) and I love Threadwork Primitives designs.

The fabric I’m using is 18 count so the stitched area will end up 5-1/4″ x 6-1/4″.  The fabric is hand dyed aida, from Quarter Acre Arts in the color Meadow.    I started stitching bottom right of this chart because the lower right corner of the fabric has the most color mottling on it so I wanted it showing through the lettering rather than ending up in the more stitch heavy upper left corner. The fabric had sort of a faint greenish tinge (rather than white as it’s showing below) overall and then splotches of blues, yellow, etc.

6-27-22 start

I think this one will be a pretty quick one to stitch up and after all the color changes I’ve had to do over the past week on The First Thanksgiving, it is a welcome change to just stitch with one color – and a gorgeous color at that.

9 comments on “June 27, 2022 – New Start – Quaker Block Print

  1. I love the floss and fabric. What a great match. Threadwork primitives has so many wonderful charts.

    • Thanks. I think I’m going to love it too. I may just have to sit and stitch all day tomorrow since it’s the last day of my vacation – not that I’ve really done anything other than that the last week or so but at least then I was visiting with my parents while stitching. 🙂 I should probably do some laundry tho so I have clothes to wear to work on Wednesday. 🙂

  2. Love your fabric and floss! I have that chart too and look forward to starting it at some point. I’ve discovered I really love stitching with one color. While I won’t exclusively do that it does spark a lot of joy.

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