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Patchwork of Peace Row 3 Blue
July 4, 2019, 11:07 pm
Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter, Patchwork of Peace

Using 1 strand on 2 blocks in row 3 really turned out nicely because a little bit of canvas shows through. Otherwise, it would have been a solid appearance because I didn’t contrast the colors. I wonder what using 1 strand in more squares back in the red and white blocks would have looked like. Maybe I am getting more comfortable with open stitches.

This Cashmere Variation (Block 16, 5th blue block from the right) incorporated a Smyrna stitch using a single strand.

This Couching Variation (Block 17, 6th blue block from the right) used 2 strands to couch but the stitches were offset creating some open space.

The Sleeping Oblong Cross is particularly attractive with one thread. I used 2 initially but made a stitching error, ripped, and restitched with a single strand.

Starting with the blue block on the right (#12) moving to the left (#19), I used the following threads (1 strand unless noted):

12 – Splendor S858 (2 strands), Elegance E862, and Bijoux MMT427 (4 strands)

13 – Bella Lusso 540, Planet Earth 6 ply Silk 1105 (2 strands), and Splendor S965

14 – Pebbly Perle P07 and Wildflowers 0076

15 – Entice E255 (2 rayon and 1 polyester filaments removed) and Entice E212 (2 rayon and 1 polyester filaments removed)

16 – Bijoux MMT427 (2 strands) and Au Ver A Soie 100/3 SMS510

17 – Splendor S1002 (2 strands) and Kreinik #12 Braid 051HL

18 – Splendor S965 (2 strands)

19 – Pebbly Perle P58 and Planet Earth 6 ply Silk 1106 (2 strands)

We didn’t enjoy watching the Phillies slip into 3rd place in the division. So, that made the opera singer who sung the National Anthem the highlight of the game! I did take a break from the game to sit outside on my front steps and watched some fireworks including some of the higher ones from Penn’s Landing. Happy 4th of July!!

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