This charming pattern is a great way to use up those bits and pieces of yarns while stitching something that’s great for a boxtop or to put inside a Sudberry trivet.
The quilt block is called Wedding Day. It features a light blue background, stitched her in two similar colors of crewel wool. Cream or white diamonds (I used Ty-Di’s Just Cotton) and smaller diamonds stitched from scrap threads.
The block has Cashmere and Scotch Stitches. You can substitute Cashmeres for any pair of Scotch Stitches outside the cream triangle. This will keep the quilt lively. You can also switch the stitch direction of any Scotch or Cashmere.
I used the two colors of crewel here to give the feel of a print. While in a quilt the background would be solid and the scrap squares prints, the colored squares are just too small to show variation in color without wasting thread. By using two different threads in the background, I kept the quilt from being dull.
The setting of the quilt is 3 blocks in each direction. On 18-mesh canvas, the finished size is about 5.5″ square. To make it larger, add borders.
The chart for one block is below.
This is the first of a new series of needlepoint designs based on quilt blocks. Look for one each month through August 2015. Many of them will be items that can be finished inexpensively.