I have to admit that four inches is a bit small for all these stitch patterns. One strand of embroidery floss was a too fine so I went with a number 16 silk thread that comes wrapped on a card.
Perhaps I would have done better to use quilting thread and a finer needle.
There were lots of patterns I wanted to try but they were difficult to draft in such a small size.
I also began adding the points to some of the blocks.
A fan shape fit but was too small to make it work.
A dragonfly might work and I gave up on the linked plovers and the wave design.
I may just call it quits while I am ahead. If you want to see really lovely sashiko, check out Cynthia's blog.
I have to add that Cynthia is a personal friend, living here in Tokyo. She has helped greatly with two of the ASIJ auction quilts.
I hope the blessing that is her friendship will continue even after she returns to the States.
Here are a few more points I have added to turn my followers into stars.
Linda loves blue and yellow
Cheryl gets another teapot and more color.
My left-handed guru gets a bit more Japanese fabric
And, Susan 's has a bit more of the print used in the lucky block.
The other three finished blocks are still in the thinking process. Even with the size having moved from four inches to eight, this will never be enough for a quilt, so I will move on down my list.I think there are a few more followers out there who have not let me know what they would like on their blocks......