The Splendid Sampler™: Block 75


And here is another milestone, the ¾ of the sampler! –the official one, as I have already sewn 75 blocks so far-. Block 75 of The Splendid Sampler is called Stitch Crazy, by Kathy Schmidtz. It’s embroidered, and although the designer invited to play with appliqué and piecing, I stuck to the original pattern. The only variations are in the use of some stitches: the upper knots are colonial knots; the remaining ones are all French knots. I used different variations of the feather stitch for the diagonal lines and the leaf veins, as well as chain-stitch and herringbone stitch. One of the flowers is sewn with daisy-stitch, and the vertical line, with blanket stitch.

There are multiple interpretations on the block, as well as the pattern and info, here.


4 thoughts on “The Splendid Sampler™: Block 75

    • Thank you Christine! To be honest, I made a selection of embroidery floss to match the coloured fabrics, and I have been using it through all the sampler to keep the colour scheme consistent, even with the threads. So glad that this can be noticed!!!


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