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.
6 months ago