I was so determined to finish this last Rainbow Cross Stitch Block that even my broken arm couldn’t stop me! I will admit that my arm hurt a little after stitching, but the physio told me today that I need to try to move it more so I feel totally justified in using cross stitch as occupational therapy! (And now I’m using typing on my laptop as rehab too – winks-)
But back to the stitching…
This is the last of my set of nine cross stitch blocks based on quilt blocks. This one is a series of rectangles stacked like bricks in the same rainbow colours that I have been using all along. It was a fairly simple pattern despite all the colour changing.
Here is the project with all nine blocks. You can see that it is not quite finished in this photo. I added some stitching between the blocks – what is called “sashing” on a quilt. My next move will be to give it a gentle hand wash to get rid of any dirt and oils from my fingers. I’ll dry it lying flat then use a warm iron to press it carefully. I’m going to frame it in a square shadow box type frame.
Here is the free PDF chart for this block. I’m planning to put all nine charts together in a little e-book in the next week or so which you’ll be able to download for a very small fee, so if you’d like all the charts together without having to click through all the different posts, look for that e-book soon.