This was one never-ending critter, but I enjoyed every minute of stitching it. I had started it on the day of Divali in 2010 and then it sat in my WIP pile as I got attracted by other patterns. I picked it again this year, determined to finish it before Divali 2012. Choosing the floss colors on this fabric was a real challenge as natural linen tends to make most colors look washed out and dull. This is my first Ink Circles project, but definitely not the last!
Pattern: Quaker Floral Puzzle
Designer: Ink Circles (Tracy Horner)
Fabric: 38ct Gander Natural
Floss: Converted the DMC colors from the original pattern to Vikki Clayton’s HDF. Note that these are not straight DMC to HDF conversions, but modified to suit my fabric.
- 152: Enchanter Rose 23;
- 225: Quince 11
- 353: Conch Horn 49
- 368: Examplar Spinach Delight
- 402: Mystery variegated floss (lavender-lilac shades)
- 472: Luteous Green 55
- 927: Yonder Blue 15
- 3078: Koi Gold 11
- 3341: Gold Rush 35
- 2855: Gold Rush 29
- 3859: Bitterbloom 49 for the pots, and Winterberry for the flowers.
Started: November 5, 2010
Finished: October 13, 2012