I’m sure I’ve picked a favourite block before but I’m changing my mind: THIS is my favourite block! This is number 8 in my Cross Stitch Rainbow Block series and I love it! Most of the blocks have been based directly on traditional quilt blocks but this block came from my imagination. I started playing with chevrons and ended up with this. I love the way the chevrons point to the centre block and also away from it.
Once again I have used the same seven rainbow colours in DMC stranded thread and I’ve set this block into the bottom right-hand corner of my group. Only one more block to go now and I’ll be able to frame these.
Here is the free chart for this one – right-click to save:
I’ve been so excited to see some folks on Instagram stitching these blocks already and to hear of others also stitching. I’ve been enjoying having some “slow” time myself as I’ve done this project in the midst of my life that seems to be busier and busier. In fact, I’m enjoying it so much that I’m already planning my next series of blocks in my head!
Starting your Stitching without a Knot
Terri Ann says
How lovely! I used to do a lot of cross stitch but it was always very traditional stuff. You’re making me want to dig out my box of floss 😉
I just discovered your blog and have started this cross stitch. I love it. It is exsactly what a needed. Simple as it has been a while since I did a cross stitch and I cant think at night and effective.
thanks so much.
I also love the rainbow crochet blanket but cant crochet so that will have to wait.
I am in the middle of a project 12×8.Hummingbird in azaleas. Oh how I wish I had seen your tutorial on ” how to start ” I have a very messy bavk to my beautiful work. But at least the rest will be done correctly. Thank you for you time.
Hi, I just love the mini cross-stitch block!! I have been doing cross-stitch go r many years, but never thought of combing it with my quilting! This is so awesome,+thank you for this idea.☺
Tonya Grant says
You’re welcome, Gilda.
Barbara Pogue says
I just love to make colorful designs!
I never thought of the blocks.
Lately, I am doing diamond paintings!
Hi, I just made block 8. It is fantastic!
Thank you so much for your design.