SAL – block 1

Well it is finished – the first block in the Stich A Long called Long time ago in Bethleham.  I think it came up very well.  I like the back ground fabric as it works well with the colors.  I am now starting on the next wone which is called Kitchen sink camel.  I can’t wait till it is also finished as it has some very nice colors and interesting parts to it.

SAL – aka Stitch a long

Have you heard of the term SAL?  Well I hadn’t until I picked the christmas edition of Homespun.  Well while I was reading it, I found a lovely design that I liked.  So I slowly brought the fabric which was Moda Primative Gathering.  The pattern suggests white but I like the colors in Moda Primative Gathering as it looks like what the colors would be in the desert.  Then I got the cottons and cut out the first fabric and traced the pattern out and started to create the new pattern.  I’m a block behind and it is looking good.  It is called Long time ago in Bethleham but as I am sewing it I keep thinking of Bone M song. 

Block three finished.

This is the third block in Christmas In Italy.  I love the fabrics which are Sentimental from Three Sisters.  I still two blocks behind but will easily catch up.  What I like is the fact that the lines are not exact but very rustic – I guess like the house would be like in Italy.  I have seen the one being done at The Christmas Beetle and I love how we have used different colours.  They should both look beautiful when finished….happy stitching.

In full bloom

Ok, I know but I just couldn’t help myself.  When I say the fabrics…well you know I just had to buy it.  It was great to get it in a kit form.  I got it at Whatever Whereever (I’ve added their website on my page).  I say the finish product at the shop and it looked wonderful.