SAL Update 5.23.21

Hello Friends! No stitchy progress this go around, but I did prep my fabric for the next block. Here’s Block 18 – Bee Bountiful. I took the liberty to do a little redesign on this barn as the original left off the roofline and I found it to look a bit incomplete. I’m much happier with the touch up! The cornstalks and the bee is teeny so I tried very hard to be soft handed with my tracing, but ultimately I’ll have to reference the paper design to ensure I stitch the corn and leaves where they should be. Loading to my q-snap and I’ll get to backstitching soon!

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, Constanze, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Megan, Deborah, Renee, Carmela, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, AJ, Laura, Cathie, Linda, and Helen

Happy Stitching!

28 thoughts on “SAL Update 5.23.21

    • Thanks, Avis! My first step is deciding whether to trace it or print it. This one would have been better printed due to it’s delicate lines, but since I needed to modify the barn, I went with the tracing method πŸ™‚

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    • Yes, I really love that weather vane too! Looking forward to adding some color and bringing this scene to life!


  1. This will be another sweetie, but a little different to the others. I am looking forward to seeing its progress over the next few weeks.


    • I have used frixion pens before, but this blue pen is water soluble. Once I’m done stitching I run the block under water to remove the ink, towel dry, then iron when it’s almost dry. I think frixion pens are great options too though! Especially if you use threads that are not colorfast.

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    • Thanks, Helen! Only 3 left including this one πŸ™‚ I will definitely share a slide show of all 20 blocks when they are done. Then I can get started on the quilt top!


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