The Collecting Colors SAL with Susan Ache (@yardgrl60) is an 8 month FREE Cross Stitch Along that gives stitch enthusiasts the opportunity to create a mini masterpiece while building a library of luscious Aurifloss. Follow along or post your own progress images at #collectingcolorsSAL.
Susan arranged the SAL like a menu…
January — Appetizer
This will be all of the sashing and fill.
February through July — Entrées
These are the main blocks in the “quilt” sampler.
August — Dessert
This is the border and the finishing of the sampler!
If you’ve been stitching along, you’ve likely already completed the Appetizer and the first 8 Entrées (shown below) — if you’re just joining us, have no fear, there is still plenty of time to get caught up!
Today, we’re excited to present two new Entrées, Blocks Nine & Ten.
(Click on the button below to grab the PDF patterns.)
As promised, these blocks will add the following NEW colors to your Aurifloss library:
2530, 2132 (Block 9)
2720, 1147 (Block 10)
Block 9 will also use 2220, 1114, 2908 and Block 10 will use 2021, 2735, 2710, 5002 — all from your growing floss stash!
As we look forward to July, we’ll give you the colors you’ll need for the next two Entrée blocks, 11 & 12. Those colors are:
- 2021 stash
- 2435 stash
- 2415 stash
- 2815 stash
- 5006 stash
- 1243 stash
- 2510 stash
- 4093 NEW
- 2845 stash
- 2214 NEW
- 2715 stash
- 2390 stash
- 2420 stash
4093 & 2214 are the LAST two colors you’ll need to add to your stash to complete the Collecting Colors SAL! Congratulations — we are almost there:). If you are still looking to grab these spools and more, you might try Pumpkinvine Corner, Follow That Thread, or Fat Quarter Shop online.
If you’re stitching along, don’t forget to tag #collectingcolorssal so we can see your progress! Have a great month stitching, and we’ll be back next month with some more delectable entrées.
Huge Thanks to Susan — we’re so excited to see your progress as this SAL progresses!!
- Pattern Page on Aurifil.com
- Introducing Collecting Colors SAL
- Collecting Colors SAL, January
- Collecting Colors SAL, February
- Collecting Colors SAL, March
- Collecting Colors SAL, April
- Collecting Colors SAL, May
- Susan Ache, SAL Sanity
- Storing Colors by Susan Ache
- Stitching with Susan, Part 1
- Stitching with Susan, Part 2
- Stitching with Susan, Part 3
- Aurifil’s Aurifloss
- Susan’s FREE pattern PDFs
Instagram — Susan’s Book
A love of color makes it easy for Susan to grab inspiration from her native Florida surroundings. With no grand idea other than knowing she wanted embroidery and nine patches in her first quilt, a new world opened up to this mom of now five grown children. Being self taught with many hours of reading about the makings of a quilt and quilt blocks has made this an a lifelong passion. Susan is always searching for new and fun ways to show off as many colors as she can in a quilt. Most of her quilts are a creative impulse from trips to the garden center, a photograph, or browsing through paint chip selections. “I really never see just the quilt, I seem to see the quilt in the room that it belongs in”. Working in a quilt store for years helped Susan to pursue that passion of color and the fabric inspired life she enjoys while constantly striving to make her next favorite quilt.