Amazing Color 9-29
Where did September go ??? As you can see I have been making progress with Amazing Color. Computer challenges and having fun visiting local historical museums have kept me from posting sooner.
I received a very nice e-mail from Kathy Rees, Amazing Color’s designer, she gave me permission to reproduce and post on this blog the project photo. Now you can get a full view of the whole project. She indicated that when she designed this piece she did the full border and then let the middle fill in……WOW.
So far none of the blocks have been a duplicate. If this holds true that is 144 individual designs. My brain gets tired just thinking of that. I have included a photo of my progress. I took my piece off the floor frame and turned it right-side up so you could see my piece in the same presentation as the project photo. I will stitch it upside-down for ease until halfway and then turn it around. I really don’t like stitching upside down but the arm reach on this makes for tired arms. I am finding that each block averages 1 hour of stitching. Some go quick but then there are some with a lot of tiny stitches that takes longer.
Kathy told me that she has never seen it stitched in the floss, she just did the substitution for a less expensive option. She said I will probably run out of my Weeks Dye threads as they are only 5 yards to a skein. I am already low on some. I am wondering if the floss will be cheaper than the silk if I have to purchase a second skein of all the overdyed floss….