This is the buttonhole stitch I did the little butterfly and the twisted buttonhole with buttonhole wheel flowers. The nest 2 photos are close-ups of my buttonholes.
This is the backstitch block and a close-up of my cornucopia.
Chain stitch is one of my favourites and the little octopus and sand dollars are both worked in chain.
Next is Chevron Stitch
This is the herringbone stitch I used 3 different colours and 3 rows of stitching one on top of the other.
Fly stitch is used on this block.close-up
Straight stitch was a bit of a problem for an idea at first but then I thought of Pekinese stitch which is a sort of whipped straight stitch.
Just have fun so that is what I did. Black feather stitch which is very hard to see on the dark velvet and red needle woven daisies with black colonial knot centres.
I loved working on these beautiful blocks with their rich colours and textures. I am sorry I did not do more but I felt these blocks had been held up long enough so I just pu the best I could on each block.