Collecting Colors SAL, July

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 10 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 the final two Entrées, Blocks Eleven & Twelve.

(Click on the button below to grab the PDF patterns.)

As promised, these blocks will add the following NEW (and final) colors to your Aurifloss library:

4093, 2214 (Block 12)

Block 11 will use 2021, 2435, 2415, 2815, 5006, 1243, & 2510 and Block 12 will also use 2845, 2715, 2390, 2420 — all from your fabulous floss stash!

August will be all about finishing up — our dessert! You’ll need colors 2725, 2318, & 5002 from your stash, a comfy chair, your favorite beverage, and your favorite bingeable show;).

If you are still looking to grab these spools and more, you might try Pumpkinvine Corner, Follow That Thread, or Fat Quarter Shop online. 

Finally, don’t forget to tag us as you’re stitching along — #collectingcolorssal!! We want to see and celebrate your progress! Have a great month stitching, and we’ll be back next month with our dessert

Huge Thanks to Susan — we’re so excited to see your progress as this SAL progresses!! 


InstagramSusan’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.


  1. Good afternoon, I can’t find the July pattern anywhere. Can you help please ?

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