I added a circle to the square patchwork cloth, just for a little balance against the squareness. Since we’re just past the Spring Equinox, where night and day are equal, this seemed like a good thing to do.
I can’t help being reminded of Jude when I see black and white thread like this, but this is done slightly differently. Firstly, it had to be black and white because this picks up the monochrome floral fabric that shows through the windows and at the edges. Secondly, this is whipped running stitch, not plied thread. This, along with couching, is my favourite way of creating a stitched line on fabric. The running stitch was done in black coton de broder, and the whipping in white. I see from the photograph that it’s not a particularly great circle, although it looks OK when you see it for real.