SAL 12 – Ocean blue…

Hi everyone, I hope that you have all had a productive three weeks. I have been busy sewing quilting blocks for a swap. Most (actually all) my blocks have winged there way across the water to the USA. I hope to make my first quilt, something I have wanted to do for many years. Not too sure how I am going to quilt all the blocks once I have sewn them together as I do not have a long arm quilter (whatever that it!) – so it will have to be done by hand!

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As to my SAL piece, well that has been put on the backburner a little. I have however managed to get a little stitching done but not on the fins. I decided to tackle the needle lace background. My first attempt was, quite frankly, pretty awful! My second attempt was a little better. Luckily most of it will be covered up by the little fish!

So here it is…… the needle lace background.

As it is now the Easter holidays I am hopeful that I will be able to show some work on the fins and tail next time. Meanwhile in the garden the signs of spring are all about and yellow is the predominant colour.

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Thank you for popping in. Happy stitching and I hope to see you all in another 3 weeks.
We are a small group of crafters using a variety of different techniques. Please check out the fabulous stitching by all the other members of the SAL. If you are interested in joining us you can contact Avis for details.
Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Jess, Sue, Constanze, DebbieRose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Connie, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn,Sharon

About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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27 Responses to SAL 12 – Ocean blue…

  1. Very productive Deborah, those quilting blocks look beautiful. I love all the bunnies and that carrot fabric is perfect to go with them! Jenny x

  2. kathyreeves says:

    Deborah, those are some cute fabrics for the quilt blocks, and the needle lace is really intricate. It looks good to me, and I bet will be just fine as a background for Mr. FIsh! As for the quilting, you can do it in your regular sewing machine, that’s how I do mine. A walking foot works best for straight stitching, and if you put your feed dogs down you can do free motion quilting pretty easily. I’m not good at feathers or the fancy stuff, but I can do a couple of styles of all over quilting that way, and it works well.

  3. The needle lace looks fine from here 🙂 There’s loads of good videos on Youtube that show you how to quilt on a domestic sewing machine. Good luck!

  4. Needlelace can be tricky, but what I can see looks pretty good!

  5. craftycreeky says:

    Love your quilt, those fussy cut rabbits are so cute! I’ve not tried needle lace, it looks hard!! I think it will look fine with the fish swimming by !

  6. I do all my quilting by hand 🙂 No need to have or use a machine to get the job done 🙂 cute block pattern. I have never done needle lace before. You make it look easy ~ Sharon

  7. claire93 says:

    those patchwork blocks are all very pretty & seasonal ^^

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  9. All your projects are unique and interesting to me. I really like those Dresden wheels you made and that canvas piece looks amazing. And it looks like you are really getting the hang of the needle lace! Amazing!

  10. That fish is just to stunning for words. Lovely work as always.
    Gorgeous quilting squares, such lovely details in each. 🙂
    Love watching your pieces grow, always so very interesting.

  11. Catherine says:

    Needlelace is always tricky, and this is going to be a lovely background for your fish! Well done on getting it stitched so nicely. Good luck with your quilt too! I’m completely clueless I’m afraid!

  12. teamwilsun says:

    I’m always in awe of your projects — I’ve never tried needle lace, but yours looks lovely. And I love the bunny blocks! Fun that they’ll be spread around the world.

  13. magpiesue says:

    I do like needle lace. It’s going to be fun to see how the elements of this project come together. 🙂

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