I have now finished my latest Needlepoint project, which I have titled Summer Burst, as the bright colours remind me of summer. Particularly the Tequila Sunrise from Caron Watercolours in the centre. Not that there is much of a summer up here so far. It was quite a challenge having to work out what patterns would fit into the spaces left as the overall composition progressed. As the central section is a diamond, I started by squaring this off. As I tend to favour symmetry, I decided to make the remaining halves pretty much the same. I filled this mainly with triangles and squares in various sizes. I’m quite pleased with the outcome, though I feel the border is too large for the rest of the piece. I hope to do another design in this way, and next time will make the border much less intrusive. Here is the final work in all its glory.