Roll Your Own – Stage 5

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.

Here is where I’m up to now.

This is the finished Ink Circles design so I could stop there but I’m not going to because my fabric has room for more and I’m really enjoying stitching this project. I’ve decided to copy the centre of the design and repeated it around the outside to make a wide border. If you can find the middle cross/flower shape up to and including the 8 green squares, that’s the bit I’m going to use. I think I’ll have space for 5 repeats along each side including corners so that’ll be a total of 16 repeats. My current plan is to colour some the same as the centre, some in mainly purples and the rest in blues and teals. I think that’ll work but I can change my mind as I go if it’s not working out. There’s no need to make firm decisions about colours yet because there’s a lot of black outline to stitch before I get to colour in. I’m going to try to get all the black stitched for the next update but there might be too much. I’ll see how it goes.

Please check out what everyone else has been up to by clicking their names below. 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 11th December 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. claire93

     /  November 20, 2022

    enjoying a happy dance all the same, Avis, even if you do plan on making this bigger

  2. This is gorgeous and you can have a mini celebration for now. I love that you are going to personalise it even further by adding a bit more of the design round the edge xx

  3. Cathie J

     /  November 20, 2022

    This is beautiful. I am looking forward to seeing your border.

  4. The shading on this is fantastic. I’m am really interested on how you expand it. I don’t think I could do that.

  5. Love it! Can’t wait to see the unique border addition! 🙂

  6. That’s so pretty, I love the colours

  7. I love the colours in this – a little jig perhaps – and then a very beautiful border will be created.

  8. Christina

     /  November 20, 2022

    Wow! It looks beautiful and congrats on this little happy dance before the big happy dance 🙂 The border will look amazing. Can’t wait to see it!

  9. ccflo3

     /  November 20, 2022

    This is so pretty. Can’t wait to see the border.

  10. I like your plan for a border around this. It should look fabulous. And we get to dance two times with this project too 🙂

  11. This sounds like a wonderful plan Avis!

  12. Wow! This project is so beautiful! Can´t wait to see the border around it!

  13. It turned out so great !! Can’t wait to see the border

  14. Whoa! That’s a lot. It’s going to be beautiful!


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