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Spring Sampler SAL – Week 8


Beautiful Blooms

Welcome to Week 8 of the Spring Sampler SAL…

The Stitch A Long has finished but you can still stitch this design – find all the information here… Spring Sampler Stitch a Long

Week 8…

Block 8– Beautiful Blooms: DMC Thread (use 2 strands throughout).

#3820 yellow, #371 moss Green

Color and Stitch Guide

stitch guide of hand embroidered flower

There are 3 flowers in the block which are all stitched in the same colours and stitches as shown above.

Start stitching the Petals…

The 3 Petals are stitched individually in brick stitch. The centre petal is stitched vertically and the 2 on either side horizontally.

Brick stitch is basically rows of back stitch worked in a brick pattern so that the stitches don’t sit directly beneath one another – they look like bricks do in a wall…

How to fill your petals with Brick Stitch

filling a shape with brick stitch

Here’s a close up of the flower head when complete.

Next, stitch the leaves and stems…

Stitch the leaves with Fishbone stitch – if you need a refresh on how to do the stitch see the week 1 block. The stems are simple back stitch.

To finish the flower, stitch the centre circle in satin stitch.

Stitch all 3 flowers in the same way to finish the block.

Week 8 is complete.

Head over to the Facebook group and show everyone your progress.

On Instagram use #stitchdoodlespringsal2020 to post your picture.

Block 9 will be on Thursday 30th April – see you then.

Happy Stitching!

Want to stitch this pattern?

You still can. Even though the Stitch A Long has finished you have several options to be able to stitch this fantastic design.

Purchase a Pre Printed Panel or Pattern template and follow the blog tutorials – they are all shown on this page for you to follow easily.

If you prefer to print the pattern you can purchase the PDF pattern for the Spring Sampler design here.


  1. New to embroidery and learning so much from your blog!!! With the brick stitch example above, is there a reason why you wouldn’t start the 2nd row from the right, as opposed to bringing the thread all the way back over to the left when bringing the stitch through the front? Similarly on the heart example, the first row stitched up, and then the 2nd row starts from the bottom again instead of going back down from the top where you just finished? Thanks so much!

    1. Hello, thanks for your question. The examples are purley to show you how the stitch is structured to create the effect. Once you understand the composition you can of course go up and down and back up and down – I do this when stitching a piece. For the photos it helps some people to look at it from the same direction. Hope that makes sense! Nicola

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