August 16, 2011

Sharing My Biscornu Progress...

You knew my first attempt at making a biscornu was going to involve acorns, didn't you? Of course, you did!

I chose five DMC cotton floss colors and just started stitching on 28 ct. antique white linen. This is my own design, but I haven't even put it to paper yet. I just started stranding floss and making x's. (I usually draw it out on graph paper first, but decided to just jump right in on this one.)
I like the way it looks lying flat like this. The design is 34 stitches square. I think next time, I'll make the sides an uneven number (33 or 35). I read in one of the tutorials that it might be easier to sew the two sides together if the number of stitches is uneven. We'll see. I promise to let you know how it goes stitching an even number of stitches together into the wonderfully wonky biscornu shape.

I'm happy with the design, and have already stitched the border for the back piece. I'll be putting it together today and then I'll take more pictures to share with you. Wish me luck!

Thank you to everyone who left a comment on this project idea. I'm having more fun doing small projects this summer - not my usual fare, to be sure - and I'm so glad that some of you have either made these before, or are willing to give 'em a shot. If you do, please send me photos. I'd love to share them here for everyone else to see.

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Sheila said...

Your first biscornu is coming along very nicely. It is beautiful. Careful,though they can be addicting. I'll be back ti see the finished piece.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, your design is beautiful! I love the acorns and the colors you've chosen. I just know it's going to be gorgeous! Enjoy your day! Twyla

Patty C. said...

It is looking beautiful Donna ;)

Createology said...

Your design is elegantly you and your stitches are impeccable. By the time you read this you will have finished it. Very intriguing these Biscornu shapes...

nancy huggins said...

Love your design..We have Acorns all over the yard and Billy brings one in once in a while that he thinks is cool and I think of you every time :)

Carol R said...

Lovely design - congratulations!

Minimiss said...

Very nice design Donna. Of course it was always going to be acorns. I am blown away by the fact that you can just sit down and start stitching without having a pattern to follow. I look forward to seeing the finished product.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Oooooooooo!! Ahhhhhhhh!!
Love your design girlfriend!
xx, shell

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

It's beautiful, Donna...really classic looking.
Angela

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