Thursday, February 25, 2021


Late last week, right before QuiltCon started, I had a bit of a major finish, in the form of my latest Dropcloth sampler. ABC Max. Three months in the making, I've grown to love it.

Stitched with a minimum of stitch types - ones I enjoy the most - made it relaxing, enjoyable work. The palette was loosely based on one I used for Disco Nap, just before I started in on ABC Max.

I do have a few more variegated threads now, and incorporated them often.

Stitching the 'rainbows' was probably my favorite part, though I think chain-stitching the alphabet in the darker threads really gave the piece some personality. 

The embroidery measures 9.5" x 13", is my sixth sampler from Dropcloth, and by far the largest. I enjoyed it so much, (surprise!) I've already started in on another.


  1. I was wondering how this was progressing. Congratulations on the finish. I look forward to seeing what the next one you are working on is. :)

  2. It looks wonderfully rainbowy and happy. Great finish!

  3. it's absolutely amazing. what are you doing with all of your samplers?

  4. It turned out beautiful! I made mine into a pillow cover and now it's on my bed where I can see it all the time.

  5. Wow you have magic fingers and this is so happy!!!

  6. Great stitching and color use! And as I've said before, I love the texture of close stitching.