Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Snowflake Sampler :: 3 Star Flowers + 3 Posies

Whew. It was really close whether or not I'd finish this month's Snowflake Sampler blocks before month's end, but I made it! There were two 11" x 21" blocks. The Star Flowers were exactly that, composed of plenty of snowflake and star stitches, weaving, and then finished off with backstitched stems. I really enjoyed that there was a good mix of stitches intermingled for this block, as it definitely made me feel like I've learned something about chickenscratch embroidery this last year.

Then I especially enjoyed stitching the Posies block, though I did run out of my primary colored thread, and luckily had a different but contrasting variegated thread that let me finish in a way that looks cohesive.

So, just one more block to stitch in January, and then it'll be time to piece a quilt top!

X and O Star   +   Tiny Snowflakes   +   Lacy Flowers

Large Snowflake   +   Woven Star   +   Pearvocado

Classic Star   +   Simple Woven Flower

Favorite Coffee Mug   +   Small Classic Star


  1. The blocks look great and it's exciting to think you only have one more block. I'm very curious to see how it all comes together!

  2. it's been fun watching you learn this new skill! beautiful blocks

  3. Each time you post photos of your embroidery on gingham fabric, I'm reminded of Iowa farm wives making and wearing embroidered and/or smocked aprons. When unexpected visitors arrived, women quickly changed from their everyday stained apron to a clean pressed and often gingham apron.
    Thanks for the lovely memories.

    1. oh funny! Thanks for sharing that. The only piece of vintage chickenscratch embroidery I have IS an apron, of course!