Monday, June 14, 2021

Snowflake Sampler :: The Classic Star

At 21", this month's Snowflake Sampler block was one of the largest, and will be a key focus in my finished chickenscratch embroidery quilt. 

With all the embroidery I've done this last year, I don't think I've ever used up an entire spool of any one color of perle cotton. But in this one block, I used an entire spool of white perle 8 and then some.... stitching over 400 white star stitches.

Even so, this was a really enjoyable block to stitch. I chose to stitch one complete 'point' at a time, to break up the stitch type monotony.

I thought it was about time to share all my blocks together, so you (and I!) could see the size variations. They don't photograph well, but still. I think it all looks very promising!

In case you missed my previous blocks, here they are!

X and O Star   +   Tiny Snowflakes   +   Lacy Flowers

Large Snowflake   +   Woven Star   +   Pearvocado


  1. They look promising indeed. I think it was smart to break down the stitches into a star point at a time; that would keep me much more enthused to keep going.

  2. Great stitching and progress! Chicken Scratch is a classic going from simple to formal with a change in thread or fabric.

  3. My maternal grandmother lived with us for most of my first 18 years and I recall sitting at the kitchen table when I was 8 years old marking gingham for her. She usually made aprons. I am 71 and I still embroider and do Chicken Scratch as does my daughter.

  4. that's a really stunning block! fun to see them all together too