Inspired by the delightful spring inchies that Dawn is creating for the 39 Squares Stitch Along project, I decided to try my hand at some as well. I started off thinking I would use my favorite greens and taupe as I really love these muted shades.
After the first two inchies were stitched, I realized that they weren't evoking spring as I had hoped. The colors were just too dusty. While I kept the one shade of sage green, I removed all the taupe stitching.
A search through the thread box for brighter "spring" greens resulted in the above palette. In the end, I only used 5 of the colors.
Much better! The whole piece looks so much more cheerful and hopeful!
So far, I've stitched all the borders for the squares (40!) and completed three of the blocks. Sun and rain and a little bluebird on the wing! I'm a bit behind the rest of the group, but hope to stitch a couple of these a day!