Meredith‘s beautiful DMC color block project is right up my alley – as you know, I love our color cards, but when I want to reach for just the right shade – how nice would it be to have a little stitched example of every color on hand? That is exactly what Meredith did – cross-stitching tiny 6-square blocks of every shade of DMC cotton embroidery floss, in numerical order, on Aida cloth. I love the quilt-like effect on this!
To make her DMC color project a perfect square, she explains in her project post that she left out a few shades close in color value to ones she already stitched. Still pretty amazing, huh? Meredith is no stranger to color and stitching – in her Etsy shop, she sells original patterns that update gorgeous sampler-style motifs with snarky quotes, movie lines, and pop-culture TV references.
Sheesh, Meredith! That’s some seriously gorgeous cross-stitching!
I’d love to try my hand at a DMC color block project of my own – I think I’d start with a nice neutral, textured surface like our Charles Craft Fiddler’s Cloth or 14 ct Carolina Linen, and okay, maybe I don’t have time to stitch every color, but I could create a small piece devoted to my favorite colors…
Have any of you done a color project that includes every DMC shade? If so, I would really, really love to see it!