Blackwork Quilt Blocks #1: Windblown Square Embroidery Pattern

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The first in a series of modern blackwork interpretations of traditional quilt blocks! These quilt blocks are quick and easy to stitch and look awesome as small decorations or finished as classy ornaments or pincushions. You can also "piece" them together into a larger blackwork quilt! You can find the entire set for a discounted price on our store!

The outline is done using perle cotton instead of embroidery floss, giving each "piece" of the quilt block a bold definition. Each "fabric" in the quilt block is represented by a different filling stitch that's custom designed to complement the geometry of the block. At only 32 by 32 stitches and with plenty of white space, this is a super quick project for experienced stitchers who may want to make a bunch of gifts or party/wedding favors for quilters. It's also a nice first project if you've always been wanting to venture into blackwork!


Design Specs:

- type: blackwork embroidery
- size: 32 by 32 stitches
- finished size: 2" by 2" on 16 count Aida (shown in photo)


With your purchase, you will receive:

- a PDF pattern
- a PDF information sheet on the pattern

All of our PDF patterns are designed both for use digitally and for printing on US letter sized paper!


Please note that this listing is only for a digital copy of the pattern, and not for the finished piece or a kit / supplies to make the finished piece. Since it is a digital file, no refunds or exchanges will be provided. Please make sure you understand our shop's purchase policies before purchasing!

This listing does not come with instructions on how to cross stitch the design, or how to cross stitch in general. If you'd like help learning how to cross stitch, send me a note or visit the friendly folks at!

Remember: this pattern is for your personal, non-commercial, use only. Feel free to send someone the pattern of your finished piece as a gift. But please don't resell the pattern! If you'd like to sell your finished piece, please contact me to discuss permission.

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