I ended up deciding to stitch the blocks first and since everyone was starting at the center block, I decided to do the same. I had already decided, I wanted to add color to my piece and had picked DMC 524. But up until yesterday I was still worried it might now work.
I'm not worried anymore lol. The threads used in this piece are DMC perl cottons #5, 8, 12. So what I'm doing is, in a block, anytime a thicker perl is used I'll stitch that in DMC 524. If the #12 is used, I'll stick to ecru. Unless there is an area where there is a lot of little stitches, like in the corners, I'll try to add the green there. It helps that the diagrams are shown in white and green for DMC #8 and 12 so I get a good idea of how it will look with the different colors.
I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, but looking at it now I wish I had stitched the big Eyelet at the center in green, but I can live with how it is. I can't wait to stitch the next square tonight :)
|Trying to take pictures after each step, but kind of forgot towards the end|
|Block #9 in natural light|