I'm learning sooooo much on this forum; so first thank-you all!!!
I do my backstitch when I finish each section. That makes it less tedious for me. When I first started stitching years ago, I did my backstitch over multiple squares and hated how the line would move (probably because I went to far). So, teaching myself, I thought ok you screwed up and are supposed to do every block.
Last night I finished the first section of my rooster design that I'm working. This morning I started backstitching it in my every block method; in about an hour I only had about 400 blocks covered and I was feeling very frustrated thinking I'd be at backstitching this very detailed section for a week.
I logged in here during dinner and saw this thread again; I decided to try the multiple block backstitch again, using the method someone else provided of going 3 blocks if there are 15 in a line.
OH MYYYY- #1 its sooooo much faster; #2 it looks soooo much better!!! I'm thrilled; got almost all my leaves backstitched in about 2 hours tonight.
So thank-you thank-you thank-you and if anyone out there is doing it a block at a time, try this way instead