|This is how my first square looks with my colour choices.|
I started stitching my 15 squares this morning. Each being 20 x 20 backstitches with an inch between each one.
(8 of the 15 squares are shown in the photo).
I was originally going to do all my backstitching
with 370 DMC, but after I completed all my cross stitch with SNC 273, I didn't like the look of the 370 DMC. I choose an alternate, 3740 DMC, for the backstitching within the design, but will still use 370 DMC for my square outlines.
Click here for the pdf .
It includes the first pattern and the Getting Started instructions.