Question from melfish on a previous post:
Is there any way to tell if you back-stitch the brown all of the way across the top edge of the ark? (underneath the animals’ noses, not sure if I should leave it, and fill it in when I back-stitch the animals).
Since the edge of the boat goes underneath where the animals are, then the backstitching that is around the animals’ noses would be the same as the rest of the animals, not the color of the boat. So I would leave a gap in the ark back-stitching when it reaches the animals.
And here is a much needed updated post on the Ark’s progress. Obviously, I’ll need to iron it out before I put it back on the Q-snap.
The most painful part of this project recently has been the giraffes (and I still have one more to stitch!). And I think the deer (uncompleted to the left of the giraffe) has the same problem: confetti stitching.
Confetti stitching is when many colors are single stitched in an area. The deer and giraffe tend to only have three, four, or five of any one color stitched near enough to each other, but then I need to move on to another color, since that color won’t appear until maybe a few squares away from where I was stitching before. And it’s usually too far away for me to justify wasting floss to cross-over so many squares. And the giraffe has 12 different colors!
But! It does look lovely, so, I’ll stop complaining.Share on Facebook