Color Swap

From Pixel Stitch RPG
Color Swap
Color Swap.png
Due Date 2020/01/31
Experience 100


It took a bit of time and stopping to ask for directions a few times to find your guild hall. You underestimated just how large the city can be. But you're finally here, staring blankly at the doors as you work up the courage to open them.

You finally push the doors open and step into a crowded entryway. People are hurrying off in various directions, most not even noticing your presence. The only person not running about is staring intently at a book on a podium directly in front of you.

As you approach the podium they look up and smile. "You look lost. How can I help you?" You state your intent to join and they merely nod and stare back down at their book. Moments pass and just as you're about to ask again, they look back up. "Well, I suppose it can't be helped. We'll need to see what we're working with though. You do have some ability already, right?" without waiting for your response they walk off towards a table near the back of the room. You're a bit confused, but decide to follow them over.

The table houses a large box full of random colorful thread in all states of disorganization and intertwined knots, a stack of basic white cloth neatly folded, some very dull looking scissors, a small pincushion with a single needle, and a large dusty tome. They gesture vaguely at the haphazard collection of materials and tells you to "Make something" before walking back to the podium.

You stare in disbelief at the strange person for a few moments, but they're already lost in their book again. You sigh, then get to work leafing through the tome. It's full of all sorts of small decorative patterns for you to pull from. You glance over at the box and realize that even if the right colors are in there, they're going to be a pain to find in the mess of tangled skeins and unlabeled bobbins. Grimacing, you decide to just wing it with whatever thread you can find.

Your Quest

Sometimes you simply don't have a particular color on hand. Other times you find the perfect pattern but wish it came in your favorite color. Or maybe it just clashes with your décor.

Whatever the case, it's good to get comfortable with changing out colors on a pattern. And it seems like a lot of people are afraid to do so. So let's break out of that comfort zone! That is your task this month!

Find a small freebie pattern, or a pattern you already have. (Or a pattern you want an excuse to buy, I guess). It doesn't have to be very large at all.

Now swap out the some of the colors for something other than what the designer suggests. You don’t have to swap every color, but it should be an obvious difference from the original pattern. Use the thread you have on hand from previous projects where possible!


Here's a few tutorials we've found on how to swap out colors on a cross stitch pattern. If you know of others, let us know in #quest-chat!

Pixel Stitch's Tutorial

Peacock & Fig's Tutorial (Includes a video)

Lord Libidan's Tutorial

Red Tansy's Tutorial

Turn In

All done? Head over to the Discord and find the #quest-turn-in. Make a single post with a photo of your completed piece, stating that it's for the Color Swap Quest.

Please include some relevant info like fabric count/stitch style. (Aka "18 count aida 2 over 1") Please also include link to the original pattern when possible. If you put the link between brackets < > it won't show the preview of the site your pattern is on which would overpower your photo. The focus should be on what you made!

Please don't chat or discuss the entries in this channel. We don't want anyone's work to get buried in chatter.

You can 'react' to the other photos as a show of encouragement. Or complement and discuss others' pieces in the #quest-chat channel.


Here we will list all the players who have completed this quest!
Check the actual player pages for more details regarding each finish. (Fabric count, number of threads, etc)

Player Photo
RoguexStitchesRoguexStitches ColorSwap.jpg
DaeraieDaeraie ColorSwap.jpg
Deadwool.CraftsDeadwool.Craft ColorSwap.jpg
CamillaScarletCamillaScarlet ColorSwap.jpg
AmethystSquidAmethystSquid ColorSwap.jpg
SoftgothloveSoftgothlove ColorSwap.jpg
CharlieRetroCharlieRetro ColorSwap.jpg
NuubisNuubis ColorSwap.jpg
Nessie9412Nessie9412 ColorSwap.jpg
AenyxAenyx ColorSwap.jpg
CuteteahoruCuteteahoru ColorSwap.jpg
FlaminkuhFlaminkuh ColorSwap.jpg
WenchfaeryWenchfaery ColorSwap.jpg
RosbelleRosbelle ColorSwap.jpg
SirithreSirithre ColorSwap.jpg
CraftingGeekCraftingGeek ColorSwap.jpg
ZindyZindy ColorSwap.jpg
IndefinitelyIndigoIndefinitelyIndigo ColorSwap.jpg
BerryInWABerryInWA ColorSwap.jpg
UngoliaantUngoliaant ColorSwap.jpg
AceTrainerHeatherAceTrainerHeather ColorSwap.jpg
Day StitcherDay Stitcher ColorSwap.jpg
Buttons111Buttons111 ColorSwap.jpg
AubreebreeAubreebree ColorSwap.jpg
PurenightshadePurenightshade ColorSwap.jpg
CleverTwoCleverTwo ColorSwap.jpg
LaylaLayla ColorSwap.jpg
YukinoYukino ColorSwap.jpg
MadHatterMadHatter ColorSwap.jpg
SunsetNateSunsetNate ColorSwap.jpg
PicoTalaPicoTala ColorSwap.jpg
FlowerFoxyFlowerFoxy ColorSwap.jpg
Slowly_StitchingSlowly Stitching ColorSwap.jpg
Kitty_WyldeKitty Wylde ColorSwap.jpg
firesoulbirdFiresoulbird ColorSwap.jpg
CasaCasa ColorSwap.jpg
TegaTega ColorSwap.jpg
TrixieFoxTrixieFox ColorSwap.jpg
LilcatfairyLilcatfairy ColorSwap.jpg
Commoncandi1Commoncandi1 ColorSwap.jpg
MistressMittensMistressMittens ColorSwap.jpg
CosplayXStitchCosplayXStitch ColorSwap.jpg
OrchidMorchOrchidMorch ColorSwap.jpg
Keth119Keth119 ColorSwap.jpg
EmmcyEmmcy ColorSwap.jpg
Arkanian17Arkanian17 ColorSwap.jpg
SyzennaSyzenna ColorSwap.jpg
PeacebonePeacebone ColorSwap.jpg
SiodhnaSiodhna ColorSwap.jpg
Sven2102Sven2102 ColorSwap.jpg
CeedtroidCeedtroid ColorSwap.jpg
Phoenix_Indigo_CupcakePhoenix Indigo Cupcake ColorSwap.jpg
RahfanaRahfana ColorSwap.jpg
Nessie9412Nessie9412 ColorSwap.jpg
DrekiDreki ColorSwap.jpg
GothieGothie ColorSwap.jpg
Bettina_LevyBettina Levy ColorSwap.jpg
FireWingsFireWings ColorSwap.jpg
Gnomish-òwòGnomish-òwò ColorSwap.jpg
Last-StitchLast-Stitch ColorSwap.jpg
AlannahAlannah ColorSwap.jpg
WillowglimgalWillowglimgal ColorSwap.jpg
LukiraLukira ColorSwap.jpg
Fiamma29Fiamma29 ColorSwap.jpg
MissElleMissElle ColorSwap.jpg
Parma_MuinaParma Muina ColorSwap.jpg
SchurschSchursch ColorSwap.jpg
RobinhoodRobinhood ColorSwap.jpg
AzureKoiAzureKoi ColorSwap.jpg
KimmyycubKimmyycub ColorSwap.jpg
SheikSheik ColorSwap.jpg
CinderCinder ColorSwap.jpg
Aivilo611Aivilo611 ColorSwap.jpg
EnuiEnui ColorSwap.jpg
CrowbeakCrowbeak ColorSwap.jpg
SkyeFireSkyeFire ColorSwap.jpg
ExuberantPanda21ExuberantPanda21 ColorSwap.jpg
Decadent CaketressDecadent Caketress ColorSwap.jpg
BluehatBluehat ColorSwap.jpg