Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Epic Project Progress Report

Ok, what makes this project "Epic"?  It's not the size, it's the number of colors used:  390!

No, that is not a typo.  Yes, it uses 390 different DMC colors.  This is the only pattern (to my knowledge) that uses this many colors.  It was created in honor of DMC's 250th Anniversary.  At the time, 390 was the entire line of DMC floss, so it uses every color that was in production in 1996.

The pattern is Floral Finesse from The Heart's Content.

Here is my progress so far:


...and here are the colors I've used to this point:


WhiteEcru208209221301304315316318
319320321322333336340341347355
356367400402420422470471472498
500501502503504522523524543600
601602603604605610612613640642
644645646676677680699701712720
721722729738746758760761791792
793794798800806807814815816820
822839841842844869904905906907
930931932939948956957958959975
97697730223023302430313045304630473064
3328370837123722374637473750375237533765
3766377237763777377837793799380238073812
3815381638173820382138223823382538263827
3830

Whew!  That makes 141 colors down, only 249 to go!

I will keep the table at 10 rows wide so it's easy to keep track of how many colors have been used.

Happy Stitching!

Stacy

6 comments:

Leonore Winterer said...

I think there is a version of Joan Elliot's Angel of Cross Stitch that also aims to use all the colours (that were avaiable at release of the pattern) :) I don't know how it looks like, though, and your project really looks amazing! Great progress, those many colours are really put to great use here!

Elaine said...

I bought this chart pak - spiral bound - at a Spirit of Cross Stitch Festival many years ago. I never had the nerve to try it, mainly because I detest backstitch and this has tons. I'm looking forward to following your progress - what you've done so far is lovely.

Mii Stitch said...

Great idea from DMC!
Looks fabulous already :)

Heather said...

Wow that's a lot of colors! I think now they have 400 something? It looks beautiful so far I like your fabric choice!

Katie said...

Beautiful work!

Carla Eldridge said...

Goodness this IS EPIC!! I will definitely enjoy watching your flower garden grow :D