Monday, 12 August 2019

Summer Of New Starts #4 - Scaredy Cats

Hi all!

Summer start number 4 sees me keeping with autumn colours but moving on to a Halloween theme. This week I chose Scaredy Cats by JBW Designs. Obviously block stitching makes for rapid progress so this was my achievement over the weekend:

Scaredy Cats by JBW Designs
Stitched on 16ct Mushroom over-dyed aida by
Stitch count 151 wide by 33 high
Stitched with DMC variegated 51 and black
Stitching time to date - 4 hours 50 minutes

The finished design will look like this:

The DMC Colour Variation thread I originally chose was a bit too autumn-y rather than Halloween-y (not surprising considering it was called Fall Harvest!) so I swapped it for the darker half of DMC variegated 51 Burnt Orange. Much better for giving that fiery-look I wanted.

After seeing me tease this as a new start, Shebafudge started her version. She's using similar thread colours (we both agreed the cats should definitely be black) but on a gorgeous spooky purple-y fabric.

I'm just under half way though, so this is another project which will not take too long to finish when I pick it up again (I think I've now said that for the past three weeks!)

Finally, there's still plenty of time to enter the FFG SAL in the post below this one. Go on, fully-finish off a UFO or two... you know you want to!!

Take care,
Rachel x


Linda said...

Love your new start Rachel. The colors are perfect.


sweetmiaomiao said...

La penso anch'io come te ,i gatti stanno meglio di colore nero.
Buon lavoro 😄

Terri said...

I stitched this one too, in very similar colors to yours. It's a fun stitch! Yours looks great!

Katie said...

Okay I really love this one! Love the colors you are using. I agree on the black cats. Cute Cute Cute!!!

Faith... said...

That looks great Rachel and I love that you changed the cats to black!

Cathy said...

Another one that I'm looking forward to seeing finished soon! I love the colors you're using--Halloween cats should always be black!

Astrids dragon said...

I love the variegated colour you chose, it looks great with the black cats! I think this is one I might have to stitch... one of these years.

Bethan said...

Ooo lovely. I like how you changed the cat colour to black too; much more appropriate for Hallowe'en

Leonore Winterer said...

Oh, that's an awesome new start! I fully agree, those cats have no business being orange...they need to be black!

Tiffstitch said...

Oh, I love the changes, very cool! Off to check out Shebafudge's as well.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love this design! Why don't I have this chart already?

Quilting Tangent said...

Looks great, love the black cats.