Updated November 15, 2022.
This boldly graphic ornament is loosely based on a quilt block. Using all straight stitches and surrounded by a border of Straight Gobelins and Continental, this is a quick to finish project for the holidays.
I stitched mine on 18 mesh canvas using Kreinik 1/16″ ribbon (gold), Planet Earth wool (white), Gumnuts wool (green), and two of the new High Cotton colors (reds).
I made some changes from the chart. It’s charted for red, green, and gold. I took the green triangles in the center of each side and made them dark red. This gives the blossom some depth.
The border has one round of Straight Gobelin over three (remember to miter the corners), followed by a single row of Continental in green.
This design will be part of my forthcoming book Quilty Needlepoint: The Small Projects, expected in early 2023.