Hello lovely friends and new readers,
Welcome and hope your Saturday has been going well so far. At where I am, is like hot (like 33 deg. C) and humid. Gosh, I can’t really sit still in this heat and has been going off for cool drinks and showers. I really hate this part of the year when is just so hot and humid. Sigh!!!
Well, the good news is that I’ve joined a new SAL, which is keeping my mind occupied and not think too much about the heat.
And I present you Little Miss Shabby (LMS)~ Quilty Stitches Sampler. Click here to find out more. Look at these beautiful Blocks, there are just so lovely to stitch for the crafty room right. So I’ve printed the instruction sheets and begun the SAL :D.
I must say these blocks has not been easy to stitch cos the designs are filled with fractional Stitches. WHO would LOVE Fractional stitch?? Sigh.. I don’t :(, normally I will try to avoid them.
I must admit that I had a rough start, but I kind of get the hang of fractional stitching after the first block. I’ve not done any Quilt before, so I must say stitching these blocks do taught me a few things. They are full of fun just looking at them, selecting the colour and also I get to do some colouring before I Stitch. (You will see why when you start to do this SAL, cos the design are left uncoloured, you got to fill in your colour of choice). I guess that’s why Quilter tend to have some headache selecting fabric choices for their quilt
So without further delay, let me present you my first BLOCK~ also know as the Swoon Block.
This is how my first Block look like:
The second( has many names, also know as the old maid’s ramble;
I can see why now, as there’s too many fractional stitching on this one) and third block (Rolling Stone) :
I’m starting to get a hang on all these Quilting names now. So isn’t this an interesting way to learn more about quilting. I can also understand why the points of the quilting cloth is important, if not, it kind of messes up its shape.
The fourth block, which looks like this below, actually caught my attention to join in this SAL. I was fascinated by stitching in triangles, which I’ve don’t really remember doing something like that before.
And so, after 4-5 Blocks, the whole lay out is as below:
Though I’m about 8 blocks behind (cos’ the SAL was started at the beginning of the year and I just saw it :P.), but I’ve managed to catch up and I still got 3 more blocks to go before the next new block released. I’m pleased with the stitching so far. So if you like to join in the SAL, do so and I hope to see your progress too.
Happy Saturday and crafting ahead, till then, we’ll chat soon.