My January Stitch Along week 1

Posted by Ruth on 4 January 2015 | 4 Comments


I'm excited to be working on another stitch along and it is great to be able to dig into my scrap bin again. I fumbled around in it quite some time remembering where each piece of fabric was used in a previous project, and of course it is great to use up some more pieces, although this project won't use much at all. Before I get started though, if you missed the rules for this week, you can find them here: January Stitch Along Week 1 rules 

So in my scrap box, it was real easy to find some warm colored squares. I have plenty of them.

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My warm colored fabric scraps

I also found my dark fabric and now, as I crop the image, I realize this fabric has butterflies on it. I never saw that until now. Can you see them?

stitchalong jan w1a

dark fabric with ferns and butterflies

I really didn't have anything in my scrap box for the cool colors, which surprises me because I use a lot of cool colors so you'd think I should have scraps! Oh well, I just had to dig in the cupboard instead. I chose two blues that should work fine with the black above.

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two cool colored fabrics - blue

What I did have in my scraps though was some odd shaped pieces of fusible, which worked great for my scraps of warm fabric. I fused them on and will trim them next week.

stitchalong jan w1d

fusible is pressed to the backs of the warm colored scraps

All I need to do now is add fusible to the blue smaller piece and then I'm set for next week. How did you get on? Tomorrow I will be setting up the Stitch Along Gallery. Be sure to check in to see what others have done, better still, send me a photo of your challenge fabrics to add to it. 

Happy Quilting!

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  • Carol, you can send them to arbee (at)
    Be sure to put blog challenge in the subject line - thanks!

    Posted by Ruth, 08/01/2015 7:04pm (6 years ago)

  • Where do I send photo?

    Posted by Carol esch, 08/01/2015 6:41pm (6 years ago)

  • Fantastic Carol, send me of photo of week 1 (fabrics and thread selection) and I'll post it in the gallery

    Posted by Ruth, 06/01/2015 11:52am (6 years ago)

  • I would like to join

    Posted by Carol Esch, 06/01/2015 11:30am (6 years ago)

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