Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Menagerie Blocks 5 & 6

ANG's Cyberpointers Chapter project, Menagerie, has two more blocks!  Block 5 is Box stitches.  I decided to just use a few and put them in one of my small (24x24 threads) blocks.  I used the Watercolours 001 for the Cushion Stitch border, with the Scotch stitches in my 3 shades of Splendor.  Then I did the center Alternating Scotch stitches in Neon Rays +.  I filled the rest with Cashmeres in the 001 Wildflowers.  I had to turn some of them sideways to make it all fit.

Block 6 is Diagonal patterns. I decided I needed to block this out on graph paper first & as soon as I started with the 2nd pattern, I saw that it wanted to be kind of a woven ribbons thing.  I used the same threads as for Block 5, except I switched the Neon Rays + to FyreWerks.  I did the background of this block with the Wildflowers in Nobuko stitch and I really like the way it turned out.  I had forgotten what a great background stitch Nobuko is! 

The picture below shows the whole thing so far.  After I finished Block 6 I realized that I will want to add some background to the Hilton Block, but I'll wait till later to do that.


Anne Stradal said...

Pretty colors and a cool pattern!

NCPat said...

I love these colors....beautiful work!

Jan said...

Guidelines, but no real pattern? This does sound interesting! I love your latest block and how it's making you think again about the Hilton stitches block. It's looking wonderful and I can't wait to see more.