Originally posted 2008-08-11 18:51:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
I finally got around to getting this project in gear. I cut the canvas this morning. Based on Barbara’s block size, it’s about 9″ square on 18 mesh and a little over 11″ square on 14 mesh.
I’m using 18 mesh.
I was going to use Silk & Ivory, but decided on using Gloriana’s Lorikeet,a simply stunning wool, because it’s hand-dyed, so has a lovely variation in color. Because it has nine strands in a bundle, it’s versatile as well.
I want this to work with our beach glass + coral color palette for the new house, so I went with aqua for colors 1 & 2 (they will also be 7 & 8). I picked corals for colors 3-5 and a very dark gray for the neutral.
You can see them spread out in the picture above. Gloriana can be found (with superb on-line color cards) at: http://www.glorianathreads.com/.