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Caution - This Cross Stitch Design Could Tempt Your Sweet Tooth


You are probably wondering how in the world a cross stitch pattern could tempt your sweet tooth.  After I tell you where the inspiration for this Stripes and Triangle Quilt Block cross stitch design came from, you may see the connection too!  Keep reading to get the connection!



Inspiration Comes From Unexpected Places

You probably eat Neapolitan ice cream – layers of strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate flavors and colors.  But have you ever eaten Neapolitan candy?  One day I was reminiscing about Christmas, and this Neapolitan candy came to mind.  It had a coconut flavor and three layers of color – pink, white, and chocolate.  I loved it for the pretty layers of color and because it was soft and chewy.  (Is your mouth watering yet? Sadly, Brach’s Candy Company no longer makes it.) 


As I kept thinking about the candy, a cross stitch pattern appeared in my brain.   After playing around with ideas on my computer, this is what emerged!



As you see, I did include more colors than the three in the Neapolitan candy but the design in the center is still similar.  The stripe theme is repeated in the triangles. I decided to call it Triangle and Stripes Quilt Block Counted Cross Stitch Pattern because I could see it becoming a quilt block.



Design Details

The design features two triangles buttressed together against a background of stripes.  Whether you frame it, mount it on canvas for a modern look, make a pillow, or use as a quilt block, the vivid colors will brighten any room.  If these colors don’t suit your decor, choose your own colorway as the pattern only uses five colors. It is a very versatile pattern.  Need to use up your floss stash?  This pattern is a perfect one for that.


Pattern Details

Stitch Count - 134 x 137

Finished Size - 8.38” x 8.56”; 21.29cm x 21.74cm; 16 count Aida fabric    

​Colors - 5 ; DMC floss used


Pattern packet will include:

  • One cover sheet with a color photograph of the finished design
  • One 4 page 8.5x11 color cross stitch chart
  • One 4 page 8.5x11 black and white cross stitch chart
    • Both charts include color and stitch symbols
  • One pattern information sheet which includes a list of symbols, identification numbers and names of DMC floss used.  Floss list is designed as an easy to use shopping list.

The pattern packet will come to you as a downloadable PDF file.  Please note that you will be receiving a pattern only. It is not a kit.  


I hope you will find this a fun project to stitch.  It is easy and doesn’t require much counting once you get started.  It is intended to be suitable for the beginning stitcher as well as more experienced ones.  Maybe it won't bother your sweet tooth too much!



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