A quilt is a cozy thing, often a
wrap-me-up reminder of many hours of piecing and stitching by a loved
one. A quilt can tell a story with pictures or with bits of
remembered fabric. It can be a hodge-podge of random shapes or a
more formal arrangement of traditional design. Even with use of
well recognized block designs, every quilt is unique - the individual
fabrics, the use of embroidery to piece the blocks together, the age and
skill of the quilter - all of these combine to make a singular result.
are printed on sturdy, acid-free, archival linen stock containing 30%
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The Shade" is the first of my quilt block designs.
This project features the simple
techniques of cross-stitch and one specialty stitch combined with the
use of blended needle colors to achieve soft shading from the outside
edge of each diamond to its center. The “blackwork” background is
backstitched and echos the diamond design. Because of the blended
needle colors, no two stitched pieces will look precisely the same.
Diamonds In The Shade
Chart Leaflet $6.50