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Patchwork of Peace Row 13 Red
May 24, 2019, 8:00 pm
Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter, Patchwork of Peace

Just in time to post for the Memorial Day weekend! All the red rows are done now!

For the bottom row, the instructions called for 2 blocks to put the date and your initials and one block of basketweave. But, I didn’t want to do that.

So, for the first block (from the right), I basketweaved a star and the last block (on the left), I basketweaved a heart. Every flag needs at least one star. And, the heart is because I love stitching this piece and I love the USA. For the second to last block, I created a Staggered Mosaic Variation. Using a different color especially for the small cross stitch would make them more evident. The 3 patterns are diagrammed below.

Heart to Star

Block 8 has an additional upright cross between the Half Rhodes for more coverage.

Au Ver A Soie 100/3 is a single ply highly twisted spun silk. Of the threads used so far, it has a different looking texture that I really like. It becomes more evident on longer stitches such as Block 11 (from the left) but can be seen with shorter stitches if you look closely as in Block 14 and 18. The Access Commodity website says that it would take 4 strands to cover on 18 count.

Starting with the block on the right (#1) moving to the left (#19), I used the following threads (1 strand unless noted):

1 – Needlepoint Inc Silk 502 (3 strands) and Needlepoint Inc Silk 503 (2 strands)

2 – Elegance E820, Au Ver A Soie 100/3 SMS 499, and Pepper Pot Silk 017 (1 ply)

3 – Entice E239 and Bella Lusso 764

4 – Pepper Pot Silk 018 (1 ply) and Planet Earth 6 ply Silk 1005 (2 strands)

5 – Splendor S820 (2 strands) and Kreinik #8 Braid 5505

6 – Pepper Pot Silk 017 (1 ply) and Pepper Pot Silk 018 (1 ply)

7 – Silk Lame Braid Petite SP08 and Splendor S1005

8 – Soie d’ Alger 4624 (2 strands) and Bella Lusso 764

9 – Needlepoint Inc Silk 502 (1 strand) and Needlepoint Inc Silk 503 (1 strand)

10 – Splendor S1005 (2 strands)

11 – Au Ver A Soie 100/3 SMS 499 (2 strands) and Kreinik #8 Braid 061

12 – Elegance E820 and Kreinik #8 Braid 003V

13 – Pepper Pot Silk 018 (1 ply), Soie d’ Alger 4624 (2 strands), and Kreinik #8 Braid 061

14 – Bella Lusso 764, Au Ver A Soie 100/3 SMS 499 (2 strands), and Kreinik #8 Braid 5505

15 – Splendor S820 (2 strands) and Elegance E820

16 – Needlepoint Inc Silk 502 (2 strands) and Kreinik #8 Braid 421

and Pepper Pot Silk 017 (1 ply)

17 – Planet Earth 6 ply Silk 1005 (2 strands) and Planet Earth 6 ply Silk 1009 (2 strands)

18 – Au Ver A Soie 100/3 SMS 499 (2 strands), Silk Lame Braid Petite SP08, and Soie d’ Alger 4624 (2 strands)

19 – Needlepoint Inc Silk 502 (3 strands) and Needlepoint Inc Silk 503 (2 strands)

Looking forward to getting into the blue threads!

Happy Holidays to all and especially our military and veterans.


2 Comments so far
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You’ve certainly worked your way through this very quickly! Lovely!

Comment by Remedial Stitcher

It seems like each square is small enough that you move along well. And, it’s fun!

Comment by melitastitches4fun




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