Yesterday was Sunday and I was low on energy so I spent most of the day working on my interpretation of this Susan Roberts quilt design.
As I’ve said in the past, I see the design in Amish colors, so the diamonds which are left are going to be stitched in the Amish spectrum, which doesn’t include oranges, yellows, or white.
I’ve used Felicity’s Garden, Spring II and heather ribbon floss for most of the diamonds. Now I’m adding in diamonds using threads from my scrap bag. This livens up the design overall and adds some intersting textures. Most of these threads are knitting yarns which provides it’s own kind of fun, since many need to be plied or are rather thick or textury for needlepoint canvas.
I have to say working on it is like eating peanuts, you can’t stop at one!
Since I love quilt designs, I’m enjoying this so much. Once it’s done (months from now), the next one I’m doing is a double wedding ring quilt, also by Susan Roberts. I’m going to use my stash of over dyed flosses. I’m hoping I can find a soft thread for the background which will match a lovely dark buttery yellow which is the background of a depression quilt I inherited from my DH’s family.
I also spent much of my stitching time thinking about other needlepoint quilts I could do.
I’ll be updating the progress of this piece regularly using this title, so you can see how the piece develops.