Today I have finished "Shamrock Biscornu (March)" by a French designer Fabienne Reilly.
The design is really interesting - the colors are very well chosen, pretty specialty stitches done both in cotton and metallic floss create some rich texture.
I used the recommended DMC floss and only substituted French Knots in metallic by gold Mill Hill beads. I tried both ways - making French knots in metallic and using beads, and prefered the beads because they make a better contrast for the French knots in green floss.
Have a look at the pictures:
The corners of the biscornu form a nice border.
The other side of the biscornu is almost the same, I only left the center of the design blank. Instead of buttons I used a couple of pretty turqoise beads which match the colors of the design so nicely.
I also made some flower pins for this biscornu,
hope they look like shamrock flowers.
Visit Fabienne Reilly blog at www.fabyblog.com and find more designs there.
I enjoyed stitching this design so very much.