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Saturday, August 12, 2006

100 Details In 100 Days - Day 53

Motif Blackwork Maple Leaf
Originally uploaded by Kitty And Me.
I noticed just this week, that the sun has changed position a bit and it's very much looking like late Summer outside now. With Autumn moving closer and closer here in the US, I thought I would do another crazyquilt motif with that theme.

This little blackwork maple leaf design can be worked in the thread color of your choice. Try a varigated thread or one of those wonderful overdyeds! Try adding seed beads for some sparkle. For those of you who are like me and can't seem let go of Summer, stitch it in green! Of course, for a traditional blackwork design, work it entirely in black thread. A metallic gold thread would look stunning too!

I would use 2 strands for the outline of the leaf and then 1 strand for the blackwork pattern.

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