Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Stitching the Night Away SAL

This year with Needlecraft Haven I have been doing Stitching the Night Away quilting blocks. They were a free SAL in 2019, the charts are available here 


We stitched a block a month, no deadlines just a Gallery for each block. It was lovely to stitch each one in a time that fitted in with my other projects. 

Here's my 12 blocks, the light in some photos was not very good so apologies

Block 5 was stitched left handed as I broke my right humerus ball in May. It took ages to do but kept me occupied whilst bone mending. They look lovely all together, I love all the designs. I used mainly Anchor thread that I had in my stash, I prefer DMC but these colours are lovely.

I knew straight away what I wanted to do with the finished blocks, in fact I decided back in January when we started stitching. The ladies at Needlecraft Haven have been amazing friends for many years and I have two special friends overseas. I decided to make the blocks into coasters and send one to each of my friends.

I printed a message and all my friends' names to use for the back. They went travelling around the world with a message to be opened on Christmas Day ... Postie did get a little delayed and I think one is still travelling. I kept Block 5 for myself as it's quite special. 

Thank you to Loretta at Stitching the Night Away for a set of superb designs. I hope my coasters brought a smile to my friends in these difficult days .... friendship is a gift we can safely give and receive ... stay safe everyone x 


  1. I love my coaster, Clare. Thank you. It was a great gift idea.

  2. What an EXCELLENT idea Clare! I love it! I am positive your friends do also. :)

  3. Some really pretty designs here, love how you have finished them and what a lovely idea to send coasters to friends. Happy New Year to you Clare.

  4. What a neat idea to do with the finished blocks!

  5. That is such a great idea, Clare! They are all so pretty and I know your friends will love them! Wishing you all the best in 2021 ♥

  6. Such lovely stitching - I can't believe you managed to do one left-handed; that's so impressive! Such a lovely use of the pieces too. Happy New Year to you x

  7. What a wonderful idea! These make perfect gifts for your friends. I am also impressed by the left handed stitching, that's dedication to your art!

  8. What a great idea to use the squares as coasters - I am sure that each of your friends loved receiving one.

  9. What a lovely way to finish and share them, I'm sure they are treasured!


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