Stitch-a-long 2

Well three weeks have passed since I last showed you my project for the stitch-a-long, three weeks have flown by!! I’m making a cross-stitch block for a quilt which Kate Chiconi is making to be auctioned to raise money for ovarian cancer. Stitchers from all over the world have been making and sending her blocks of envelopes and postcards as the title of this years quilt is Signed, Tealed & Delivered. Teal is the ‘colour’ for ovarian cancer.

Three weeks ago it looked like this…I’ve actually managed to get a fair bit done, I’m stitching the lettering first and then catching up with the ring. I found it was too easy to miscount doing the circle first, even with the letters I have to concentrate as obviously with it being circular, every letter is different. It’s all stitched with DMC4030 which is a lovely variegated thread in teal, blue and green. The letters are stitched with one thread of 4030 and one thread of a plain teal which just darkens it slightly.

After three weeks of half an hour here and there and a couple of evenings it looks like this…

I was very relieved that the left side of lettering matched up perfectly with the cross-line, it would have been awful to find I was one stitch out! I’m really pleased with how it’s turning out, hopefully it will be finished by the New Year, then Kate can crack on with putting the quilt together.

There’s quite a few of us taking part in the stitch-a-long now, all stitching our own choice of project at our own speed, why now follow the links and see what everyone else has been stitching.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina,

KathyCindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Catherine, Mary Margaret, Timothy,

Heidi, Connie, Jackie

By the way, I had my second craft fair today at Grassington (it’s a two weekend event) and it went much better, I sold some of the bigger items as well as the little decorations, so it was definitely worth my while. The problem is, you just can’t tell what will sell and what won’t 🙂

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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18 Responses to Stitch-a-long 2

  1. katechiconi says:

    Brilliant work, Margaret, it’s looking lovely, and is going to be a real eye-catcher on the quilt 🙂

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  2. claire93 says:

    this is going to look brilliant in the centre of those patchwork blocks. Thread choice is lovely and it looks so crisp!

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  3. nanacathy2 says:

    Looking great and good news on the craft stall, well done all round.

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  4. Lovely Margaret! Lots of progress 🙂

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  5. Carole says:

    It’s looking gorgeous.

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  6. kathyreeves says:

    The thread you chose is going to be great for bringing together the colors in the per blocks. This going to be a great center block!

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  7. This is coming along nicely and for such a good cause. I spent 10 years on the Ovarian Cancer trials to find a way of doing mass annual scans (as they do for breast and cervical cancers), so this is something that is close to my heart.

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  8. jessicacrafts says:

    Great progress and I’m loving it.

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  9. It’s a stunning design for the centrepiece and I love DMC 4030. In fact, I’m just about to start a secret project in that shade.

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  10. Catherine says:

    What a great amount of progress and that colour is just stunning. And so very appropriate for it’s purpose.
    Congratulations on the latest market. I’ve got all sorts of things planned for next year, provided I can get through the first half unscathed, so I might hit you up for some tips!

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  11. ccflo3 says:

    You made great progress. Lovely stitching. It is always a relief when stitches line up like they are supposed to.

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  12. magpiesue says:

    This is looking so good! I can just imagine the sigh of relief when things lined up as planned (and hoped). I love that the name of the quilt will be stitched right onto it in this postmark. 🙂
    Enjoy your holiday season!

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  13. anne54 says:

    It is amazing Margaret! I’ve seen process shots of the quilt on Kate’s blog and your centre piece will be stunning in an already stunning quilt.

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  14. Christina says:

    Great progress and the color of that thread is just gorgeous!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Kate says:

    It’s looking great! I love that thread!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. sewchet says:

    The hours that have gone into this…! Such perfect stitching and attention to detail with the darker plain teal thread adding definition to the lettering is admirable. Can’t wait to see more!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. rutigt says:

    It´s beautiful and you are doing great!!!!!!

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