Yesterday Corey at Little Miss Shabby posted the fourth block for the quilty stitches sampler along.  Today I’m sharing with you my stitched blocks three and four.

I actually finished the third block two weeks ago but never got around to sharing it here.  I stitched up block four yesterday evening.

For block three on the left I used DMC colors 208 (purple) and 469 (green).

For block four on the right I used the following colors.  Listed darkest to lightest for each colorway.  All DMC.

  • Orange:  720, 721, 722, 3825
  • Yellow:  3852, 3820, 3821, 3822
  • Blue:  991, 3815, 3816, 3817
  • Green:  469, 470, 471, 472

In the orange colorway, the lightest color 3825 was not in my original group of colors.  I bought it yesterday so I could have four shades of orange to use it in this block.

In the yellow colorway, I did not have color 3852 in my original group of colors.  I first stitched the entire yellow section using 3820, 3821, 3822, 3823.  Except 3823 was so light it blended in with the cloth.  So, I ripped all of the yellow out and started over using 3852 as the darkest and ending with 3822 as the lightest.

Here are the first four completed blocks.  I think my piece is coming along nicely.  I believe I will frame it when it’s done.  You may have noticed I’m only stitching the colored portions of my block.  I chose not to stitch any of the background in the blocks or between them.  I really like how this looks for mine.

Corey will be posting the next block in two weeks.  If you aren’t taking part in this, there’s plenty of time to catch up.  Each block stitches up pretty quickly.

2 comments on “Quilty Stitches {blocks 3 & 4}”

  1. wow you got on that fast! It’s looking really good. I’m doing both background and sashing and starting to regret it as each block takes me ages!

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