Roll Your Own – Stage 4

It’s time for another SAL update. I’m stitching one of the Roll Your Own designs from Ink Circles. This one is from Mandala Set 1.

This is where I got up to last time.

This is where I’m up to now.

I would’ve liked to have finished the colouring for this update but it wasn’t to be. I’m still pleased with how much I got done though. I’ve decided I’m definitely going to add a border as it only measures 7″ x 7″. I’ve got plenty of scrap threads left and I chose a large piece of fabric so it seems like a good idea to make it bigger. I intend to finish the rest of the colouring for next time when I’ll be doing a mini Happy Dance. I think I can manage that much in 3 weeks.

Please check out what everyone else has been up to by clicking their names below. Constanze is taking a break from the SAL for a while. We live all over the world so you may need to allow for time differences as we’re posting today at local time.


Our next updates will be posted on the 20th November 2022.

About the SAL

Please note this SAL is not accepting any more new members until further notice but this is what it’s all about anyway. This SAL (Stitch Along) is slightly different to other SALs in that we don’t all stitch the same design at the same rate. We choose ONE unfinished project, or ONE new one, and show progress of its completion over a series of three weekly updates. There are no deadlines and no set amount to stitch. The result is that the space in our drawers full of WIPs (works in progress) is gradually being freed up to store lots of new crafty goodness. It’s surprising how much motivation I’ve gained from being in this SAL.

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  1. Cathie J

     /  October 30, 2022

    This is just gorgeous! The color combinations and shading are beautiful. Enjoy your stitching.

  2. Love the design and the colours, it’s gorgeous! I keep being tempted by the Ink Circle designs, just not quite hit the buy button so far!

    • I’ve made several over the years and have always been delighted with the finished pieces. They’re easy too so if you ever fancy doing some mindless, pretty stitching…..

  3. claire93

     /  October 30, 2022

    your choice of colours & shading is really beautiful. And can’t wait to see what it looks like with the extra border.

  4. I think you’ve made loads of progress this update and shouldn’t put yourself down for not doing a happy dance already. I love the colours on this so can’t wait for next update!

  5. I’m amazed that the shading of each element matches so completely with the other elements. It’s beautiful.

  6. This is gorgeous and the colours blend very well. Awaiting the border detail and colours. Beautiful!

    • I’m lifting the centre part of the design for the border and adding a small amount of extra detail to join the sections together. I think it’ll turn out fine.

  7. I am glad you’ll be making this a bit larger as it is so gorgeous! You made a lot of progress!

  8. Christina

     /  October 30, 2022

    Great progress! It looks like you divided the coloring into three manageable chunks and looking forward to that mini happy dance next round!

    • I did divide it up but I didn’t quite get as far as I wanted to for this update. I’m determined to finish the corners for next time to stick to my self imposed schedule.

  9. I love the ways the colors move on this!

    • There are several suggestions in the chart pack and they all look different depending where the darks and lights are placed. I stuck as closely as I could to one of the colourways listed but the designer gives simple advice on how to choose your own colours as well.

  10. Wow! I like it! 🙂

  11. You always amaze me with how much you get done each time so I am more than sure you will be doing that happy dance early.

  12. I love the colors Avis. Can’t wait to see it next update!

    • I really do want to get the square filled in for next time. The evenings are cold and dark but I have good light now so that means I can stitch for a bit longer most days.


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