39 Squares: I’m Done!

Yay! My dandelion about did me in, but after three days and lots of french knots I’m done! The last square is one more scrap of my MeeMaw’s fabric:

39 Squares - Last Two Squares

And here it is in all it’s glory!

39 Squares - DONE!

And I’ve started a small project. I think I will be done with this one by the end of the week. See, I just LOVE this fabric – purchased as a remnant sometime last year from Joann:

I decided it would be a fun project to turn this into a sampler, and use the fabric as a guide for my stitches. Here, we have couched trellis, split stitch, back stitch and stem stitch:

WIP: Augmented Fabric

Here, we have circular rhodes stitch and blanket stitch:

And coral stitch and “pinwheel” blanket stitch:


6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by cindytwilliams on April 26, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Yay, you finished the squares! They look cool, especially the dandelion.

    I have 2 yards of that fabric if you want some more.


  2. love the sampler you are making, great idea and so much creativity is possible.


  3. I love the sampler; with your embroidery it looks like a modern take on crewelwork/jacobean embroidery. I did something similar with a piece of orange fabric with an Indian-style mandala.


  4. Posted by bookwormbethie on April 26, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    yay your 39 squares are done, they are beautiful! still thinking about doing 39 squares for the seasons? summer is next!


  5. This turned out so darn cute! What a beautiful and fun way to play with so many stitches! Truly inspiring.


  6. Posted by tnemily on April 28, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Thanks for all the compliments! I had so much fun with this sampler. Amy at inspireco has already started another stitchalong (“Blessings”), but I’m worn out and need a more leisurely project! Lots of fun though.

    I can’t wait to get this framed and on the wall!

    Bethie: Yes, I do still plan to do them for all the seasons, though they might not all be inchies for summer. I’m going to take a break and work on the sampler I’m doing now – much more leisurely and relaxing – and then I’ll delve into my summer sampler. You know I will be posting progress!


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