Yup. I finished something. Kind of. Claire was leading a small blackwork/cross stitch SAL. I found out about it two weeks or more into the SAL, but joined anyway. I am, after all, a Sensational Serial Starter!
I wanted to try out some threads I
finally recently got from Needleworker’s Delights. I won’t link to ND as I do not recommend them. I also don’t recommend the threads. At least not the ones I chose. I got three weights of Jar Designs Overdyed cottons in the spiced ginger color. I was not happy with the stranded floss. I used the lightest and darkest of the color for my little block. There was so little variation as to be non-existent.
Not trusting my own eyes, I asked Jeff which stitches where the darkest and which the lightest. He couldn’t tell and thought I was using the same thread throughout. In the photo there does seem to be some variability. Maybe my eyes aren’t as good as the camera!
To have a Finish (versus finish), I thought I would stitch a reverse color version and use the two for a biscornu. Then I thought I might find a nice complementary fabric and have a fabric backed biscornu. Now, I’m thinking fabric backed pinkeep.
Here are some of the fabrics I was thinking about:
Clockwise from top left the fabrics are:
- Keepsake Quilting Gold, Not Necessarily Christmas
- Keepsake Quilting Pebbles, Water Lilies
- Keepsake Quilting Petals Tango Punch
- Robert Kaufman Spot On from Ft. Worth Fabric Studio
- Moda Ticklish from Ft. Worth Fabric Studio
- Moda Honey, Honey from Fr. Worth Fabric Studio
Now that I’ve seen the piece and the fabrics on the same page, Numbers 1, 3, and 4 are out. Which of the remaining three do you like, #2, #5, or #6?
What would you make? Biscornu or Pinkeep?