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Patchwork of Peace Row 6 Blue
August 5, 2019, 9:58 pm
Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter, Patchwork of Peace

None of these diagrams have given the numbered stitch order. So, I made stitching the Milanese Variation (Block 16, 5th blue block from the right) more difficult than it needed to be by stitching along the lower edge left to right rather than stitching on the diagonal from lower right to upper left. But, I learned my lesson and stitched the Mixed Milanese (Block 19, blue block on the far left) on the diagonal from lower right to upper left.

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 S1002 (2 strands) and Bella Lusso 540

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

14 – Entice E212 (2 rayon and 1 polyester filaments removed) and Wildflowers 0076 (2 strands)

15 – Planet Earth 6 ply Silk 1105 (2 strands) and Au Ver A Soie 100/3 SMS510 (2 strands)

16 – Merino Wool 98L/45622 and Splendor S965 (2 strands)

17 – Kreinik #12 Braid 051HL and Planet Earth 6 ply Silk 1106

18 – Soie Crystale 7041 (2 strands)

19 – Elegance E862 and Splendor S858 (2 strands)



Patchwork of Peace Row 5 Blue
August 3, 2019, 3:05 pm
Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter, Patchwork of Peace

The Kalem stitch (Block 14, 3rd blue block from the right) creates a wonderful pattern that looks like knitting.

Even though the Slanted Victorian Step stitch (Block 17, 6th blue block from the right) is stitched on a true diagonal, the pattern creates a more slanted appearance. Stitching on the diagonal is easier to stitch than an oblique stitch and it creates a similar effect.

The Nabuko stitch (Block 19, blue block on the far left) is also stitched on the true diagonal and creates even a more slanted appearance. I used threads quite close in color making the pattern less evident than the block with the Slanted Victorian Step.

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 S965 (2 strands) and Planet Earth 6 ply Silk 1105 (2 strands)

13 – Bijoux MMT427 (4 strands) and Wildflowers 0076

14 – Bella Lusso 540

15 – Merino Wool 98L/45622 and Kreinik #12 Braid 051HL

16 – Splendor S965 (2 strands) and Entice E255 (2 rayon and 1 polyester filaments removed)

17 – Elegance E862 and Splendor S858 (2 strands)

18 – Pebbly Perle P07 (2 strands)

19 – Soie Crystale 7041 (2 strands) and Planet Earth 6 ply Silk 1105 (2 strands)

Two more rows of blue and then the border! Labor Day is just about 4 weeks away.