Pattern Quilt Motif in Blackwork

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This is a blackwork (basically, back stitch) rendering of a the classic Lemoyne Star quilt motif.

When stitched on 28 ct. even-weave fabric it will measure 7 1/4 inches square. It really must be stitched on even-weave linen or Monaco (I recommend Monaco), otherwise the background will have to be stitched differently and won't appear as solidly filled.

The pattern and instruction files will be available to download via Etsy after your payment has been processed.

As with any blackwork project, it looks so much more amazing in person, both in terms of neatness and color. I plan on designing two or three more quilt motifs patterns, so eventually they'll make a lovely grouped hanging.

Nervous about all the back stitching/blackwork? Here's one customer's experience with it:

"I went to Meredith with a half-baked idea that I wanted a cross stitch pattern for Little House on the Prairie, and in no time at all, she had whipped up a beautiful pattern. I started stitching it immediately, and it was such fun! The piece progressed quickly and easily. As soon as it was complete, I sent the finished picture to Meredith. I was in utter shock when she referred to it as blackwork! I had completed my first blackwork piece and didn't even know it. I had always admired blackwork but was too intimidated to try it on my own. I had done a fair amount of cross stitch as a kid, but hadn't touched it since I was 16. At 33, I picked it back up again, and it was only about a month later that I stitched Little House. Seriously, if I can do it, anyone can."

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