Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Winter in August

This month's biscornu for the:

Winter Petersburg is done! It's by Olga, who has a lot of very pretty freebies. The blog is in Russian but pictures are a universal language :)

The three squares that repeat. I love the pattern and the combination of stitches. I really enjoyed stitching the squares and it didn't get boring even though I had to do each five times.
Assembly was tricky since 5 corners come together at the top and bottom and 4 at each side. I went across and back and forth to narrow the gap. There was still a pretty big gap at the top and bottom so I put a bunch of beads to cover that up.
It's actually pretty massive and I had to hunt for ages to find a needle that could reach from the bottom to the top and still go through a bead. The beads are giant so it wasn't too bad.
I'm not sure if it's something that happens with all 15-sided biscornus or if it's because I used aida but the corners aren't smooth and stuffed. They are even more pointy in person.
I really enjoyed working on this. I'll probably do a few more if I can find any nice 15-sided patterns.

TitleWinter Petersburg
Start dateAugust 8, 2014
Finish dateAugust 24, 2014
Total time23.75 hours
Fabric16 ct red aida
Floss & BeadDMC B5200, MH 16603


Rachel Tomkins said...

Isn't it amazing how a flat piece of fabric with some squares of stitching can become something so different and very pretty. The biscornu is lovely. Congratulations!

Marlene Jones said...

Stunning, just stunning.

Annie said...

Beautiful! Your finishing is a pretty as your stitching.

Annie said...

This is a really lovely piece. I've never tried a 15-sided one.. looks daunting, especially with different stitches and beads as well. I think you nailed it!

Suz said...

I love the way you finished that Winter Petersburg. So adorable!

Julie said...

Lovely little finish.

Sheryl S. said...

Beautiful piece of work.

Maria del Valle said...

Hello Blu
You did a beautiful work, I love it!!
I just published my part today, I'm late...
Happy stitching! :)

Peggy said...

If you love to cross stitch, maybe you'd like to check out World of Charity Stitching, a Yahoo group of cross stitchers, quilters and sewists. We stitch themed squares and random squares to be made into gifts for children and seniors in care facilities.
I hope it's okay that I posted on your blog.

Anna van Schurman said...


Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Gorgeous finish

Anonymous said...

Ooh! It's really beautiful :-) I keep promising myself that I'll make one some day.

Pamela said...

Wow, this is great!