Zen Garden was inspired by a set of tiles. I fell in love with everything about them, the colors, the dragonfly, the various designs and of course, the fact that they were all in separate blocks, a design style that resonates with me for some reason. Below is my inspiration piece.
The name, Zen Garden, came to me as I was adding in the willow tree and the little, what I consider, a sand pattern in the bottom middle square. Something says peaceful to me about this design, a Zen feeling, and the name was born.
This is charted in 7 colors of DMC. The model is stitched on 36 ct linen by Fortnight Fabrics..
Stitch Count – 121 x 120
DMC Colors Used
You can find this design in my Etsy shop here: Zen Garden
You can also find it at Fat Quarter Shop, Everything Cross Stitch, 123Stitch or your favorite fine needlework shop.