Do you know our little stitch along is a bit famous? Not only has Kristyne given us a shout out on her blog - Pretty by Hand, but Stash books has got in on the action and is having an S is for Stitch giveaway. Ohhhhhhh how exciting! So if you haven't started yet, head over there to enter for a chance to win the book (be quick - it closes on 17 Sept) - you'll catch up in no time, given the glacial pace we're moving at.
In further public service announcements, we now have a ABC BOW Flickr group - so if you're not a blogger, you can upload your photos and show us all how you are doing. The link is here - and I've also put it up on the ABC BOW page. Go and have a look at Deborah's angel. I'm pretty sure you'll be jealous of her stitching and pretty fabrics. I know I am.
Here is my block for the week - my lettering back stitch is not very tidy. That's what you get for trying to do it in a bit of a rush without good light. You'll see I have written ball, not baseball. That's because baseball isn't really a thing down here in New Zild - we're more of a rugby nation (for you non rugby folk - that's like gridiron without the padding). But a ball is a ball. On reflection, I should have centred the word, but hey, it looks okay.
|B is for ... ball|
I also decided that I didn't have enough variety in my fabrics - so I have grabbed three more. More blue and orange, and then red to shake it up! This should give me a scrappier look. Hopefully it looks good when we're done.
How are you getting along? Do you have any tips for us? I see that Tanya is using her beautiful perle cotton for stitching, and uses a little batting behind her piece to hide the stitches. It's interesting to see all the different little things people do. Also it seems most of you have realised it's a good idea to put your blocks together at the end so you can play with your fabric. Obviously being sensible doesn't get in the way of my quilting. But you can laugh at me at the end!
Now link up, quilty people. Remember to link your post, not your whole blog, and go and give some comment love to your quilt-a-long comrades! I'll keep the link open until next week.
An InLinkz Link-up
An InLinkz Link-up