Wednesday, February 14, 2007


work on Nine Patch village by Bright Needle
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

Yeah....Here is my work on Brightneedle's Nine Patch Village that I worked on over at the Tarheel get together on Sat. This is over one on 28 evenweave. I had to break down and buy a magnifier for this one just so I can stitch as fast as I do over two.
I have to say I am a bit dissapointed with the colors..they are just too light. I picked a fabric which I thought matched the model photo pretty closely (and I still think it does.) However as I started stitching I noticed that a couple of my fibers, ones that are called for, not substituted, blend in too well with the fabric. Like in the top block with the house, there is a fence. Can you see it? I can't. and even squinting at the model photo, you can barely tell there is a fence, so I know my fabric isn't that far off. I think I might leave the fence out of some of the other squares since I don't think it really enhanced the piece. The colors are so muted overall that if I darken up one fiber, I would have to bump up the whole lot of them. If I could start all over...which I am NOT I would pick a darker fabric.

I have also been working on another piece but I can't show it to you for a bit as it is a gift I am working on.


Anna van Schurman said...

Now I am seeing her everywhere! It's like when someone says a word you don't know and then you start hearing it all the time!

xsquared said...

How did I miss this design? I love it! Sorry you're frustrated with the colors, I hate when that happens.

Margaret said...

Very pretty! I'm sorry you're disappointed with the colors. Brightneedle uses such a muted group of colors that it's hard to know whether to contrast them with a darker fabric or just go for the faded look.