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Quilty Stitches Sampler Along

Quilty Stitches

Are you guys ready for some stitchy fun?  I am getting ready to kick off a fun little cross stitch sampler along! =)  Are you interested in joining in?

I had forgotten how enjoyable cross stitch can be!  I really need to share my circa 1990’s Thomas Kinkaid cross stitch I made during the early years of my marriage–hundreds of french knots…

Stitchy Sampler

This little cross stitch quilt sampler includes some popular blocks I’m sure you’ve become familiar with over the last couple years as well as some new favorites–love Lori Holt’s Barn block in there.  Of course I had to start off with the Swoon block!–Still adding in some of the white stitching.

Swoon Cross Stitch

Each little “quilt block” finishes at about 1 3/4″ big–they are so cute!

I hope to kick off next week with the pattern for the first block–and I plan to post a new block every two weeks.  There are a total of 16 blocks.

If you are interested in joining in here’s what you will need:


Embroidery Floss–I chose a fun palette of aquas/greens/yellows/peaches/corals/pinks/greys.  Some are DMC and some are Sullivans.  I chose them as I would have when picking solids for a quilt.  Make sure that you have a nice graduation of colors–you will need them for the Flying Geese block and the Spool Block.  Since threads are pretty inexpensive, I chose a bunch of them so I could pick and choose as I went along.

Aida Cloth–I am using a 15″ x 18″ piece of 14 ct. oatmeal colored aida cloth.  Using this count Aida cloth will result in an 8-9 inch sampler.

Needles–I’m using size 24 tapestry needles

Embroidery Hoop

Fray Check–it’s a good idea to fray check all of the edges of the Aida cloth prior to stitching

And there you have it!  Are you in?

Comments (131)

  • Sure, I’ve been stitching forever

  • ooh i would love to join! not sure i have time right now but I will try my best to squeeze it in.

  • Cute as a button! I will be gathering supplies this weekend!

  • Yes, I am in. I have been wanting to do some more stitching and this looks adorable!! Thanks for starting this!!

  • Oh I am totally in. This will be a fun project to work on.

  • I just happen to ready have the necessary supplies so I’m in :)!!

  • I think I’d like to try to keep up : )
    Also, I’m going to tell my boss’ mother. She will love this

  • I’m in! How did you know I’ve been looking for a pattern exactly like this recently!

  • Love it! Absolutely the cutest sampler I’ve seen in a while. I think I might have to find time to join in.

  • Omgomgomg I have been dying for something exactly like this!!!!!!!! YES I WILL PLAY! Headed to the store NOW!

  • I’m IN!! Gosh, I haven’t cross stitched in over 20 years but how fun! AND, I just happen to have plenty of Aida and floss on hand! Thanks Corrie!! Hugs, Deb Ps- yes I am overbooked as it is but heck…….there’s plenty of time to rest in the next life!! 🙂

  • This is so adorable. I would love to give it a try. I an a beginner.Do you think it might be to hard? Where do we get the pattern?

  • Haven’t done any embroidery for many years; maybe it’s time I tried again (hope my hands cooperate!)

  • I’m in!

  • Count me in…. The blocks are adorable ! Thanks Corey!!


  • So looking forward to this. I haven’t cross stitched in many years. I loved it when I did it in the past.

  • Love it! I like sticht! I am interested in joining in! Thanks.

  • I Love cross Stitch! I am in!!!! Getting materials today and waiting for the first block. Greetings from Mexico City!!!

  • Oh yes, I’m in!

  • I’m definitely in! Two of my favorite things….cross stitch and quilts. Love it!

  • that is adorable. thanks for doing this. I am in

  • i stopped cross stitch when i discovered quilting, i miss it and i have a Ton of threads, my aunt just gifted me a box of Vintage Silk threads, i should use them for this, so yes i’m in, great idea!

  • Definitely IN! Decided I wouldn’t buy any fabric for a while unless it has a specific purpose, but now I have to run out and replenish my cross-stitch supplies. Happy dance.

  • I’m in too. I haven’t cross stitched for awhile, but still have all my supplies. I love the idea of a quilt sampler in cross stitch. Thanks for great project.

  • I’d love to join pleeeeeeeease.

  • I’m in! Like others, I haven’t cross-stitched in years so this will be fun!

  • I’m in!!
    I havn’t cross stitched for a while but the sampler is just too cute!

  • Oh dear! Quilt and cross stitch together…”I’m in!”
    Thank you.

  • I love cross stitch but never get around to doing it so I would love to join in.

  • I am in. Been a while since I worked on cross stitch.

  • Cross Stitch + Quilts = LOVE!!!

  • This sure looks like fun – I’ve always enjoyed cross-stitch. Can’t wait to get started!

  • I love cross-stitch but have not picked it up lately. This looks like great fun. I would love to join in.

  • This is adorable. I’m in!

  • I used to love cross stitch and I really like this. I’ll try my best!

  • This will be gorgeous. I used to do so much cross stitching but haven’t done any since I took up quilting over 20 years ago! This could just bring me out of retirement!

  • Oh how wonderful- cross stitch is another of my favourite activities!

  • Yesssssss. So darn cute!

  • I an really looking forward to this, it looks like so much fun!

  • Bring it on,, all this cuteness, should be fun..

  • Tu sampler va a ser precioso. Yo no sé bordar.Seguiré tus avances. Feliz costura.

    Wishing you a fun weekend.

  • I’m in! I’m loving it, thanks so much!

  • I am totally in. Fantastic sampler!

  • WOW! Some of our favourite quilt blocks in cross stitch! What a wonderful idea! Do I need another project….. Yes!

  • I haven’t cross stitched in to long! So excited to get started

  • This is just what I’ve been looking for. It has been a long time since I have cross stitched. I’ve wanted to start doing it again

  • I love your sampler and would like to stitch along. Can you list the DMC colors you picked please? Thank you so. Uh.

  • I love to cross stitch and these look super. I can’t wait to start. I am now working on a picture of the Eagle Scout badge for my grandson. My mother did each of our sons one and now I am doing for grandson. I’m glad there is only one!!

  • So cute! Would love to follow along.

  • I’d love to do this cross stitch project with you! Love it!

  • What a fabulous, stuck-in-the-house winter project! We’re military overseas, so I have to order e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g online and wait for the mail. I might get a late-ish start, but no worries. Your project is So Cute and So Modern and So Not Boring and merges stitching with quilting. Perfect!

    Would you mind sharing the numbers/colors/identifier of your color choices? I would love to just order one of every possible color, but my husband might not survive the shock.

  • Looks like fun, have just gotten back into cross stitch so will try and keep up when this one begins 🙂 Barb.

  • I love cross stitching quilt blocks and haven’t done it for ~10 years! So excited to start!

  • I love it you have such talent

  • Oh. How pretty. Inhavent cross stitched in ages. Could you post color numbers? Love your assortment.

  • Will you be sharing the pattern with the stitch along? Or where do we get it? Looks like a lot of fun!

  • I think I’m up for this! I recently finished a cross stitch from the late 80s. I know! Right now I’m working on a sampler I bought the supplies for in the mid 90s. Your design looks great!

  • I am joining in! Yippee! I got all my supplies today. And by the way, I am still working on a Thomas Kinkaid cross-stitch pattern… it’s been sitting untouched in my closet for about 10 years though. 🙂

  • Yes! Won’t miss this for the world! Darn cute! U r genius!!! Thank u!

  • Love it! I hope I’m not the only one…but I would really like to know what thread colors you used for your sampler!

  • Oops – nevermind! Just saw your post with the thread colors! 🙂

  • Materials Ready!!! Can´t Wait to Start; this is a great project, thanks for doing it!

  • Looks gorgeous! I would love to join in 🙂

  • How fun! I’d love to follow along 🙂

  • This is very exciting! I was actually looking everywhere for a swoon block cross stitch pattern, and now there is a whole sampler! Thank you so much for sharing, I can’t wait to get started!

  • Oh geeze, I really shouldn’t but….yeah, I’m in!! o:) What a great wall hanging this will make in my sewing room!!

  • I’m in! I haven’t done any cross stitch in over 10 years. Maybe this will get me back to doing it again.

  • […] with Block #1.  If you missed out on the intro. post or the thread colors post, you can find them here & […]

  • Oh yes, I am so into this! This is for sure my kinda quilting LOL I’m signed up for about a billion things so what’s one more?!

  • I’m just starting a quilt along with a friend, but i’m a x-stitcher from way back and would love to join in. Thank you!

  • This looks amazing! Funnily enough I was sketching out a swoon block in x-stitch the other day – now I don’t have to figure it all out! Looking forward to this!

  • I used to be a cross stitch addict… I will dig out my floss and re ready to stitch!

  • Got all supplies yesterday. Hoping this will kick start some creativity in me.

  • […] with Block #1.  If you missed out on the intro. post or the thread colors post, you can find them here & […]

  • Yes, I’m in because that is very doable, thanks for the inspiration to get back to my “First” love, cross stitching.

  • I love cross stitch and this looks really fun. I’m joining in!

  • Ok, I am doing this! But I don’t know what I’m thinking or when I think I am going to have time!

  • The sampler looks so beautiful – I cannot wait to begin!

  • I’ve always thought of translating a quilt block, but not mini ones! How adorable!!

    I had to chuckle. I think I did the same Kincaid one with all the knots too!!!

  • I’m in! How cool!

  • Oh, yes, I think I’ll try to squeeze it in too! I just love the look of those colors and the teeny tiny stitches. I cross stitched for years and years and loved it, and recently started up again. Thanks for the offer!

  • where do we sign up? Does it cost? Do you email the patterns?

  • Am I too late to join? I’m so swinging by the craft store after dropping off the kids tomorrow!

  • I am in….got my supplies now! Looking forward to this progressing.
    Can I tell my Guild about it too?

  • I’m in! Why do we have to wait two whole weeks for the new blocks though?! One a week would be nice. I’m impatient. 🙂

    • As a new by, I was hoping for one a month! I guess I am a little nervous.

  • Haven’t seen a cross stitch BOM along in years. I’ve been cross stitching since 1985. Count me in please.

  • I need to make this a quilt! so cute!

  • That is a great project. I do a lot of cross
    stitching and this would be a great project .
    Will be perfect for my sewing room. Count me
    in ! Maria

  • Please count me in. I was an OCD cross stitcher for years and years…but it was years ago. I sort of burned out and went over to my knitting and then back to my quilting. I think it is time to return. I have all kinds of stuff upstairs in my library so will see what I need to get. This is going to be such fun. I do not have any Sullivan thread. All of mine is DMC. I will have to see where I can buy it. Can’t wait. Thanks so much for sponsoring this funvstitches sampler along.

  • I am in. I dug out my cross stitch supplies just last week thinking I need something I can carry with me. This is really cute and would look great in my sewing room.

  • Looks good to me. This will be my first SAL for this year. Thanks for the design, this will be fun..:)

  • Thank you for letting me join your Sampler! I love your chart.

  • I would love to join – not that I need another project, but this is very cute.

  • Would love to join in. Got out all my cross stitch supplies. Have not cross stitched in a long time. thanks

  • Just discovered your cross stitch project – count me in.

  • […] you love this pattern, be sure to join the Quilty Stitches Sampler Along – every two weeks you’ll see a new quilt-inspired cross stitch pattern to stitch. This […]

  • Love it! I’m in! Am also sending it to a quilter friend whose daughter is just starting to cross stitch. It’s perfect!

  • I’m in with the stitching project!

  • […] you heard about the quilty stitches sampler along hosted by Corey at Little Miss Shabby? It’s just starting. If you enjoy cross stitching (or […]

  • I like doing cross stitch. Have not done in a long while. Just finished block 1 and looking forward to block 2.

  • Too cute! I’m in…even if it’s on Aida clothe…. 🙂

  • It is to late to join this sampler stitch along

  • Count me in…..

  • Uncle! Uncle! 🙂
    These are just too adorable not to stitch up!!
    I’m in too!!

  • I’m in too ….so cute

  • Count me in! What’s one more project? 🙂

  • Count me in too …. Now to find the how-to’s.

  • I am in!!! 🙂 So cute!

  • Thank you for taking the time to not only design this lovely cross stitch sampler but to publish it for others to stitch along as well.
    I have just chosen my fabric and thread colours and am looking forward to catching up with the two blocks already posted. I have a selection of DMC variegated threads and hope to be able to incorporate them in this design.

  • […] Corey at Little Miss Shabby posted the fourth block for the quilty stitches sampler along.  Today I’m sharing with you my stitched blocks three and […]

  • Hi. Your stitch along looks amazing and I would love to give it a go. I’ve a blog post scheduled for tomorrow in which I have shared your blog and the Quilty Stitches Sampler Along. I hope you don’t mind me sharing the stitchy love.

  • I’m a late starter Corey, but I’m in……some catchup to do!!!! :o)
    sugary hugs
    Wendy xo

  • I have never done cross stitch before, but I HAVE to make this. It is so adorable! Thank you for putting this out there.


  • I just found your blog.. and OMG… I guess I must be like the last one to have seen this post.. I’m so behind.. But I will catch up soon before block 8… I LOVE the design and I’m in too.. thank you for taking time in putting the tutorial.. 😀

  • I’ve seen some of these popping up on blogs – do not need another project but – like a lot of others – haven’t done any cross stitch for years and think I want to do this one.
    Now to pick colours,,,Im sure I have plenty of Aida.
    Thanks in anticipation for the patterns.

  • […] can find the original post HERE and the post for sampler 7 […]

  • Would LOVE to join in ! It looks like a great, fun project! Thanks!

  • How do I sign up? Looks like great fun!!!

  • Count me in! Thanks for a fun sampler:)

  • […] of these things is a Quilt related Cross Stitch Stitch Along that’s being hosted on Little Miss Shabby’s website. Of course I’ve come to the […]

  • […] much about the heat. And I present you  Little Miss Shabby (LMS)~ Quilty Stitches Sampler. Click here to find out more. Look at these beautiful Blocks, there are just so lovely to stitch for the crafty […]

  • Oh, sure! Why not?! What’s one more UFO! lol

  • Question, it has been a long time since I did cross stitch, what I want to do with these cute little blocks is use waste canvas and put them on regular quilting cotton, then make them into Christmas ornaments, as the middles of either a hexie or cathedral window. But, the instructions are on a 14 ct. Aida cloth, waste canvas is 12 count, I don’t remember if the higher number is smaller/tighter weave or the lower number is smaller. Thank you for your help.

  • […] found a new embroidery sampler along called Quilty Stitches by Little Miss Shabby yesterday (thanks Christine!) and was naughty enough to start a new […]

  • […] first spotted the Quilty Stitches Sampler Along on Instagram and I’ve had the link saved on my phone for a really long […]

  • […] delighted to announce that I’ve completed the LMS Quilty SAL which I’ve found out sometime last year. I made a small boo-boo.. and I was sad that the SAL […]

  • Ohhhh, yes please, count me in also from down here in new zealand

  • I like to join pls. Love these! Thank you!

  • Looks like a fun project! Please add me. Thanks!

  • I’d love to join in. So cute!

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