Time to start on the third and last quilt block. This time it’s a block called Goose Tracks.
Going with my favorites of turquoise and rust, I selected 5 shades of turquoise and 3 shades of Mahogany. To add to these solid colors, I selected one of DMC’s Colorations (on the bobbin) which has many shades of turquoise and 2 skeins of DMC’s Light Effects (a metallic floss). In my last post, I said metallics wouldn’t work well for these quilt blocks, but I wanted to try out Light Effects so I will use some on just two parts of the design. The rest will all be just floss.
I started with the four arms of the design. I used 4 plies of DMC #597 floss and 2 plies of # E135 Light Effects to stitch the arms using the Brick Stitch.
As you can see, the metallic floss doesn’t show up on every stitch. It’s like a blending filament, but a little rougher texture. The metallic floss has turquoise, gold, and a touch of copper so it will work well with the other colors. Next, I’ll do the small center square and then start of the area between the arms.