Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Snowflake Sampler :: Patchwork Quilt

What a block to end on! The final chickenscratch block assignment in the Snowflake Sampler block-of-the-month, was a big one at 21" square. SO many star stitches in this one - 456 to be exact - and then a variety of weaving in three different variegated threads. Let's just say it was an enjoyable week of handwork. Sorry it doesn't photograph better!

Here's a close-up of some of the stitching so you get a better idea....

And I couldn't resist putting all the blocks up on the design wall for a glimpse of how they're going to look together in a quilt. Pretty good, I'd say! I'm hoping to get a quilt back pieced before we get our final assignment of putting the blocks together at the end of the month.


  1. Oh, they look so good together. Getting the backing pieced and put together in advance is a really smart idea to keep this one moving along.

  2. Your work is looking gorgeous ~ I have an old brown & cream check small table cloth, with orange stitches, a little similar to the stitches you have been using, I found it in an Op shop for just a few dollars.

  3. so beautiful... and I love that you counted the stitches!

  4. Wowee! That's a whole lot of stitching there! Those star stitches are really effective, and though they each require several stitches, they're worth it. The effect is great! Good for you to prepare a backing ahead of time. It will be interesting to see how you quilt it.