SAL Update 8.2.20

How is it August already!? I actually am ready for fall weather 🙂 As a reminder, I’m working on the Beeutiful QAL for my SAL project, which is a free embroidery project from The Moda Bakeshop.

I finished up Block 12 – Bee Grateful, so that means mini dance time! To complete this block, I finished up the bee and traced the shape for the entrance onto Soft Fuse fusible web. I then soaked the block in the sink three times to get the printable stabilizer off. Once dry, I attached my bee skep entrance with a black blanket stitch for the finish.

BEFORE
AFTER

Now onto the next block! Here’s my start on Block 13 – Bee Romantic.

Block 13 definitely has a lot of detail. My goal is to at least finish this block by our next update. The flowers in the basket do not have a specific stitch type given, but the directions suggest to get creative. So I’m excited to work on that piece last.

We post an update on our own project every three weeks and encourage each other to make more progress and stay motivated. I’m looking forward to seeing how the rest of the SAL group has progressed with their projects this time around. Read along with me by clicking the blog links below:

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Carmela, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ, Jenny, Laura, Cathie, Linda, and Helen

Happy Stitching!

SAL Update 7.12.20

Going from cross stitch to embroidery has been a nice change to my stitchy routine, but boy do my fingers hurt! Haha! It will take some getting use to. For the SAL, I have decided to pick up the Beeutiful QAL, which is a free embroidery project from The Moda Bakeshop. I started this quilt along back in 2016!! Wow, talk about your UFOs. I’ve been stitching a couple of blocks here and there over the years, but I’ve decided to finish them now with your encouragement! There are 20 blocks total and I’m currently working on block 12.

Here’s one of the last blocks I shared you with you back in March of 2019:

I was almost able to finish Block 12 – Bee Grateful. All I have left is to complete the bee with some black satin stitches, remove the stabilizer, and use fabric to applique a black entry way into the bee skep.

The sunflowers are my favorite part of the block. Lazy daisy stitches in a variegated yellow thread and dark brown french knots to fill the center is so sweet ❤ I should have a finish on block 12 and a start on block 13 next time we meet.

We post an update on our own project every three weeks and encourage each other to make more progress and stay motivated. I’m looking forward to seeing how the rest of the SAL group has progressed with their projects this time around. Read along with me by clicking the blog links below:

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Carmela, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ, Jenny, Laura, Cathie, Linda, and Helen

Happy Stitching!

SAL Update 6.21.20

First of all, Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s reading this. Secondly, sorry for such a late post! I spent the morning sewing masks for my dad, which he just picked up and I was able to wish him a happy father’s day.

Here’s where I was last time on Time of Flowers by Alicia Paulson of Posie Patterns:

BEFORE

I was able to finish a do a little happy dance! The girl has some color conversions to make her a little more like me 🙂

With this finish, I’ve decided to bring back an old embroidery project. Do you remember my Beeutiful QAL? A sweet bee themed embroidery project of blocks that will be sewn into a quilt top. I’ll be working on block #13 for our next update!

We post an update on our own project every three weeks and encourage each other to make more progress and stay motivated. I’m looking forward to seeing how the rest of the SAL group has progressed with their projects this time around. Read along with me by clicking the blog links below:

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Carmela, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ, Jenny, Laura, Cathie, Linda, and Helen

Happy Stitching!