Pattern Pick of the Day: Twisted Rainbow Sampler

Twisted Rainbow Sampler cross stitch pattern by Northern Expressions NeedleworkYou may have some stitchalongs happening around Facebook groups for this popular pattern by Northern Expressions Needlework, it really is quite stunning to see.

Model stitched on 32 Ct. Onyx by Weeks Dye Works. The floss used in the model are Thread Pickerz silks and the Rainbow Floss packs are available there. Dinky Dyes alternatives are listed at 123stitch along with the pattern purchase info.

Enjoy & Happy Stitching!

Pattern Pick of the Day: Winged Monarch

Winged Monarch from Mill HillWinged Monarch Beaded Counted Cross Stitch Kit Mill Hill 2015 Buttons & Beads Spring available via

Part of the Mill Hill 2015 Buttons & Beads Spring Collection

Kit includes Mill Hill Glass Beads, Mill Hill Ceramic Button, Mill Hill Painted Perforated Paper, floss, needles, and chart with instructions.

Approximate design size is 5 x 5 inches (matching frames available from Mill Hill, sold separately)

Pattern Pick of the Day: Butterfly of Hope Quilt Blocks

Stamped cross stitch doesn’t often get my attention, but these stood out because of their special message <3 Janlynn Butterfly of Hope Quilt Blocks Stamped Cross Stitch, 15 by 15-Inch, 6 Per Package

This package contains six screen printed 18×18 inch broadcloth blocks, needle, graph and instructions.
Design size is 15×15 inches.

The page at Amazon for these blocks says “all supplies are included,” but to my knowledge this package does not contain floss. Of course, quilting fabrics and finishing materials are also separate.

If you want to complete a quilt here are the number of blocks Janlynn suggests you might need:

  • Lap: 2 rows of 3 blocks (one package)
  • Throw: 3 rows of 3 blocks (one and a half packages)
  • Twin: 5 rows of 6 blocks (5 packages)
  • Full/ Queen: 7 rows of 6 blocks (7 packages)
  • King: 9 rows of 6 blocks< (9 packages)/li>

Brushstroke Butterfly Stitched by Wilhelmina B.for WOCS

Brushstroke Butterfly Cross Stitched by WilhelminaB

Brushstroke Butterfly Cross Stitched by Wilhelmina

Wilhelmina shared this photo with us on the Facebook page of her finished Brushstroke Butterfly square that she stitched for a group quilt project over at WOCS.

Thank you Wilhelmina for sharing your work :) Great color choices, it really feels like Spring just looking at those!
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If Nothing Ever Changed Butterfly Cross Stitch Chart of the Week


If nothing ever changed there would be no butterflies.

This cross stitch pattern comes from Designs By Lisa and is such a true sentiment, displayed beautiful with this blue butterfly.

Project stitch count is 98W x 126H. Model stitched on 28 count Waterlily Jobelan by Wichelt using Gentle Art Sampled Threads in Purple Iris, Royal Purple, Hyacinth, Black Crow, and Cinders. Using this page at Everything Cross Stitch you can pick up your chart, threads, and all your supplies in just a few clicks. [Read more…]

Brushstroke Butterfly Plus a Lovely Quote

The free Brushstroke Butterfly pattern has been stitched in many ways for charities and gifts over the past few years, but I really like the addition of a quote as Nancy has used it here in her gift for a friend…


Stitched by Nancy

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” -Anonymous

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Another Butterfly from Maggi S. for Cole’s Quilts!

I truly love getting all these pictures in my inbox, so please everyone continue sending them in!

This butterfly was stitched by Maggi S. as part of a project for Cole’s Quilts. I love the colors, so much fun!

Thank you Maggi for sharing your work with us!

==> click here to get the free cross stitch pattern for Brushstroke Butterfly

Happy Stitching!

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Brushstroke Butterfly by Nicola

Nicola from Obsessive Cross Stitcher shared her Brushstroke Butterfly with us and it has a creative twist, she’s making it into a card! What a great idea :)

Thank you for sharing your work with us, Nicola!

==> Brushstroke Butterfly is a free cross stitch pattern available here at Stitching the Night Away

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