I may have mentioned that we have a lot of birthdays and other celebrations coming up … and so yet another Round Dozen variation has seen the light. I tried a different cutting pattern this time, leaving a central "X" of squares uncut and embellishing them with surface stitches pinched from Tulips.
It also led to a new filling stitch. Because of the shape of the cut areas (a rectangle made up of two squares) none of the usual filling stitches felt right, so I just doodled with my needle and came up with something half way between a square filet and a dove’s eye, which because of the shape I thought I’d call Gamma stitch. It may, of course, be out there already, and have a name too – in which case do let me know!