SAL 28: Blue sampler progress

Not a huge amount to show this time, as the list of other things I’m working on is considerable, not to mention a catalogue of medical stuff that had to be sorted out.

Here’s where I was last time:

BlueSampler top left corner

And here’s where I am now:

Blue sampler 2

Not too shameful! I’ve managed to double the amount of pretty complicated top border… I’ve decided it might be best to work this one like a jigsaw, putting in all the edges and then filling in the middle. It’s getting easier as I go along. Normally I like to work in quadrants, but given the size of this piece and the potential for disaster if I miscount, I think getting the borders done right is the best way to start.

As always, it’s worth your while visiting the other SAL stitchers, even if they’re not posting progress today. Don’t forget about the difference in time zones; if you’re seeing me first, you may need to drop in to theirs a bit later to give them a chance to get their posts up.

Avis at
Claire at
Gun at
Carole at
Wendy at
Lucy at
Cathy at
Jess at
Sue at
Constanze at


23 thoughts on “SAL 28: Blue sampler progress

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    Excellent progress. Hope you are feeling a bit better today.

    • katechiconi says:

      Got a lot done this morning while my back was rested overnight, and am now paying the price with brace and hot water bottle :-/
      Still, yesterday was a fab day for F2F, just go and look at the gallery page and see what the quilt fairy brought me!

  2. claire93 says:

    looking lovely in blue – elegant and “classical”

  3. I’m all for reducing the margin for error by doing the edges first.

  4. Wendy says:

    Oh this is pretty! It does look complicated though!

    • katechiconi says:

      Actually, so long as you deal with it small section by section, it’s not too bad. The border that’s coming up on the right and the one across the middle are scaring me much more!

  5. rutigt says:

    Remember, this is not a competition 🙂 I´m happy for every stitch you (and I) make 🙂

  6. lucyannluna says:

    Looking good & making progress. That’s the main thing

  7. Carole says:

    It’s a lovely design and there’s definitely progress. Hope your back has eased up a bit from doing it now.

    • katechiconi says:

      Time for bed here, and the new drug is kicking in, so the pain’s definitely receding! Glad you like it, I’m enjoying the symmetry of the design, which makes life easier!

  8. Wonderful progress and I like the design. Always good to have something to do while waiting for a doctor. They usually get to you faster if you are busy with something. 🙂

  9. Not too shameful at all. It’s looking beautiful 🙂 Hope you are feeling better by the time you read this xx

  10. The more I see, the more I like this one. Well done on keeping going. It’s lovely 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      There’s something strangely addictive about a complicated pattern. The one down the right hand side is the one I’m particularly looking forward to!

  11. tialys says:

    Lovely! There aren’t going to be any other colours in it are there?

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