Chicken Scratch! I love all-cotton gingham in EVERY COLOR and EVERY SIZE. In fact, I love just about every woven plaid. What makes Chicken Scratch so great is the needle worker gets to hold GINGHAM and do some embroidery at the same time!!!!!
Look HERE, HERE, and HERE to see some elaborate chicken scratch work. I think a couple of carefully planned pieces would make lovely borders, cornerstones, or featured block centers.