Hopefully you've had the chance to see some of my previous cross stitch projects. (If you haven't, you can see them here in the gallery). Most of t hem are traditional, and that is a function of the fact that most cross stitch patterns out there are traditional!
I've noticed a movement, on Etsy especially, for modern cross stitch designs. While some are less than tasteful (curse words, etc) some are darling. They feature geometric designs, bright colors, block work, and more.
Inspired by this modern movement, I decided to pick up the black aida cloth I have been saving for who knows what project and free-hand my own modern marvel.
I think the key to this design is that you want to carry the colors through so you get the effect. I ran out of the light gray, otherwise I would have used it! To start, I measured 4 x 6" and blocked it off with white basting stitches. Then I decided how large I wanted the triangles to be, started in the center of the top row, and started working. It's OK that the borders aren't exact because I can just scoot up the cut line for when I decide to frame it.
What do you think? Have you been working on any projects lately?