Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Do You SAL, CAL, QAL, KAL, do you?

So tell me how many Sew alongs,  crochet alongs, quilt alongs, knit alongs, you get the idea, do you sign up for or start?  I want to do them all.  When I first started blogging I was buying fabric and yarn all the time for all the different crafty goodies I wanted to make along with all of you.  I finally decided after 2 years of finding out there is just no way I could keep up with that many fun things and still finish gifts for family and friends that I would only try and keep up with one project on line at a time.  This years pick was the Girls own Stitching Club over at Red Brolly.  And I have kept up so far although the BOM that I started with a local quilt shop I have fallen behind on.  Here is this months block from the Girls Own Stitching Club.
I am loving these blocks.  I am stitching on muslin backed with a light weight fusible interfacing.  They remind me of vintage table scarves or hankies.  If you would like to join the club there is a button on my side bar. I learned two new stitches this month the Granitos stitch which I figured out pretty quickly and the Bullion stitch which I need a lot of practice at.

Since I did not have a crochet project going and was itching to do a little hook work I decided to start this project.
I found the tutorial at Sewing Daisies if you are interested.  I bought the charm squares and yarn way back when there was a CAL/SAL going around for it.  Sew, I am not doing an "along", I am doing it "alone".  But that is ok, because even though this tutorial has been around for close to two years I still wanted to try my hand at it.  I did change out the corners, I wanted them to meet when I put it together instead of the rounded ones in the tutorial.  Easy enough to change out.  I think when I have all the squares done I will trim each the same with a natural color and then use the same color to crochet them together.  What do you think?  I have this many done so far.

And I do have a finished project!  I have finished the baby blanket that I have been showing you the start of for a couple of weeks.

I have shared this tutorial with you before, but just in case you have not visited in the past you can find it at the Moda Bake shop here.

This baby blanket is winging its way across the country for my best friends new grand baby that is due to arrive this next month.  

So there you have it, a new project started, one finished and one that is a mystery.  

I hope you are having a wonderful week, blessing from our home in the woods!



Allie said...

I don't do any "alongs", lol - I can barely keep up with what I already have! Wait, I am doing one, but I'm very far behind. Maybe I'll pick it up tonight - you've inspired me.

I think the idea of doing a neutral color between the blocks is awesome. Love it. And love the baby quilt, what a great gift!!!


Hello Brenda, What a lovely BOM stitchery.. Love the vintage fabric you used on it. The crochet charm squares are all fantastic. Hugs Judy

Carole said...

WoW! You're productive! Love you stitching project you have going! I read you about not being able to keep up with it! But .... it's okay! I do like your quote by Emma. What an inspiration she was. Read many of her books! Cheers!

Carrie P. said...

you certainly have been busy. I love how you added fabric to the little bee hive. I have done the first three blocks.

Bee Lady said...

I love this post. I saw it on my phone and never got to comment. I never stick with any KAL long enough to feel the pressure! I guess I did do a RAL (ripple a long)but then...everyone finished but me! Maybe I should have a HAL (house a long!)
About the crochet pieces, I think it would look great with the same color around each square and stitched together.
LOVE that bee skep quilt piece design thingy.
Good job on all of your projects.

Cindy Bee