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