Monday, August 21, 2017

A new beginning......

    How things can change and sooooo quickly........

I'll keep it short and sweet...... hopefully......

I was going to make a Quilt from Leanne Beasley's book "Living the Dream"
called "Ruth's Quilt" then after much chatter with friends we now have a stitch-a-long group.

Seeing there is quite a few of us we thought it best to have somewhere to show our progress and decided that a stitch-a-long blog as well as an Instagram (#NoFussStitch-a-long) page   was the way to go ......
 being a very simple design the "No Fuss Stitch-a-Long " was born......

If you would like to join in then you are most welcome.... the more the merrier......

I know that many ladies will have this book hidden in their sewing rooms, unfortunately it is no longer in print but maybe you can borrow... beg or steal a copy somewhere.....

"Treasured Threads" in america still has this book here
or search Facebook patchwork buy/sell ....... 
or just ask at craft groups and hopefully someone maybe able to help.....



So after all that waffling I will get down to business......
for my quilt and backing I'm using stash only , I thought this quilt would be a good stash buster......

There are 36 small stitcheries to be done......

So my plan is very simple 
 3 stitcheries  of your choice a month to be completed by the end of each month.....
first 3 to be finished by the end of September......

all stitcheries will be finished at the end of September 2018....
so that will enable us to get the quilt finished by December 2018.....

all going well  that is...... lol

Yes it is a long plan but we all have other things in our lives to do and don't want it to become an awful chore instead of a pleasure to be a part of......
Some of the girls are changing a few of the stitcheries and personalising them, more like labels for various groups they are in.....

 here is an example of one that Sandi made for our Tuesday girls.....


There isn't any quilting police here....

NO PRESSURE AT ALL...........

if you don't get them done or you get a run on and do more each month that's fine......
this is just for motivation and fun.......
If you do join in I would love to put your name on the sidebar ......

Remember    I WON'T BE 
chasing you to keep up but I would love for you to put photos on here of the 3 stitcheries by the end of each month or whenever it takes your fancy to do so.....

Sooooo here we go !!!!!!!!!!

20 comments:

Susan said...

I'm in!

Sandi said...

Looking good Helen...

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De said...

Thanks Helen! Im already started! Nice to have the motivation and contemplating on doing one for me and one for my friend who is having an 0 birthday January 2019

Anthea said...

Oh dear... now that I've seen the basic guidelines, I'm really so tempted to join you... & yes I do have the book on my shelf! Going to think on it for a few days.

Maria said...

I'll enjoy watching your progress with the stitching and then putting it together.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a lovely idea....I might have that book...will have a hunt around first

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh dear, I have the book...I have the Fats! I also have a 60th Quilt to do and 2, 40th quilts over the next 3 years! I am slow and I also care for JoJo but I am very, very tempted! Am I mad or what???!!!!

Clare said...

I would have loved to join you but don`t have the book but asking a friend if she has it! Also away for all of September except for four days at the beginning which I will getting sorted to go. So Happy Stitching.

Aunty said...

You girls talked me into doing the quilt on Sunday at Sunday Stitchers. I won't be starting until October as I've got too much on til then but I know chasing me to catch up.

Fiona said...

Oh you are such a temptress!!! Thank you - I'm not able to resist so I'll be joining you...xx
Hugz

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh dear I'm like Fiona.....it's too tempting so I'm in!

Anthea said...

just a question... what is the name of the IG page? or are you all going to be using a # ?? I can't find anything on IG yet.

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

I'm in. Looks fun

Kaylee said...

Oh WOW this all sounds wonderful, I'd love to join however I don't have the book - sad face.....

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Hope it's not to late to play along would love to join in ❤️

Narelle said...

I can't resist such a lovely stitch-a-long ... I have "Romancing the Road Trip" on my bookshelf but alas not "Living the Dream" ... been searching online and haven't been able to find a copy to purchase yet ... will keep searching but is it possible someone knows someone who may have a copy they wish to destash?

Narelle said...

Good news, I found a copy so
I am in please if I may?

Christine said...

So inspired and the slow pace sounds perfect!

Jeanette said...

I've got the book & have beeen doing the stitcheries. Can you add me in please.