Saturday, January 23, 2010

Quaker Diamonds progress

This is my latest project and I am absolutely LOVING stitching this design. This is Quaker Diamonds by Rosewood Manor and the large picture is the finished design from their web site http://www.rosewoodxstitch.com/catalog.php?item=165&catid=31&ret=catalog.php%3Fcategory%3D31.

I started stitching last Saturday night, January 16, and this is my progress as of Friday 22nd. So, even though I can just stitch a couple of hours in the evening you can see that it's a quick stitch.

There are LOTS of color changes and to save time I purchased some more #24 needles and keep a needle with each color threaded. Using the pinhead stitch for starting is also helping to keep it neat. Sometimes you have to thread up for just one stitch. I'm going to do the larger diamond next which goes in the center top. I am using the recommended threads as pictured. These are 3-stranded Valdani threads and I'm using all three strands on 28 count Cashel/Fairy dust.

11 comments:

Charlene ♥ SC said...

It is beautiful. Have it in my stash, but not a stitch done!

Jo said...

Its a wonderful design & you're stitching is lovely

Sue said...

Absolutely lovely! Beautiful design and beautiful stitching!

MarchAnn58 said...

You are doing such a wonderful job on this piece. It is beautiful.

Carolyn McNeil said...

Looks great. Makes me want to get started stitching it - just as soon as I finish the 4 projects I'm working on now...Hmmm...
Keep Stitchin'...
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Gillie said...

Gorgeous, Marguerite, I can see why you are enjoying it!

Maureen said...

Oh, that is nice- no wonder you are enjoying stitching it so much.

DJ said...

Oooooh...it's coming along beautifully! I have had my eye on this sampler for a while...I might just have to break down and buy it...it's calling my name LOL *Hugs*

Michelle said...

Lovely design and your progress so far is looking great :), look forward to watching it develop xxx

Carol said...

Oh what a stunning project.
I think I might have to try this one or at the very least add it to my wish list.

Edy said...

Love it!