Are you ready for some spring stitching? I think it is time, don’t you!? While we are not seeing much spring weather here on the west coast (YET), this colour combination reminds me of daffodils and iris in the garden.

I’m looking forward to seeing some daffodils pop up soon as I planted a lot last fall but I opted for white (ice follies) versus traditional yellow! Hopefully these colourful blooms come soon!

How to Create This Spring Inspired Stitching Pattern

I like to offer a variety of projects focusing on of course COLOUR on this blog. Today’s sample is the central area of a pattern designed by Freda Murfin of Freda’s Fancy Stitching. If you note, I mentioned “central area”. The entire design is called My Sunlit Garden and the pattern is featured in the July/August 2021 issue of Needlepoint Now.

If you follow the blog then you know already that I tend to display smaller samples, usually measuring about 2 ½ to 4 inches in diameter. This gives readers an idea of how the design appears using a particular colour palette so they may choose to either stitch the sample as is or perhaps it interests them to stitch the full design.

The sample above measures approximately 3 ½ inches on an 18-count canvas. Size 5 Perle cotton was used in the following colours:

We also added a small amount of Colour #3 in floche.

What makes this sample a bit more unique is how the border was stitched to create the octagon shape. I just love this, do you? I can see this finished as an octagon ornament.

Thank you Freda for this lovely design and to Dominique for stitching this sample. 

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