1st SAL.....Peg, Dale and I committed to stitching Anni Downs - A Gardener's Journal in March. I blogged about this on my blog thinking maybe one or 2 others may join us and lots of girls indicated an interest so I decided to start this blog where we can all encourage each other to meet the goals set along the way....March 2010 -March 2011...........
2nd SAL ......well so many of the girls wanted to continue on with another project and some new girls joined us and now approx 91 girls are stitching Natalie Bird's Tis the Season. March to Sept 2011...............
3rd SAL....many girls want to stick with the SAL so now we have moved onto Anni Downs Some Kind of Wonderful - My Favourite Things Quilt.......Oct 2011-Oct 2012.........
Where are we now.....
4th SAL 2013...is numerous smaller projects from the previous 2 books Tis the Season and Some Kind of Wonderful plus some projects from Red Home by Natalie Bird approx 60 ladies stitching together.........
2014 we had the year off..............
5th SAL 2015..........inspired to continue we are doing another quilt project.....Anni Downs newest quilt Natures Journey.....
6th SAL 2017.............A Holly Cottage Christmas by Michelle Ridgway.......once again the pattern is in an affordable book so it is easy for everyone to join in...........and you can raid your stash for the fabrics........or lash out and buy a the whole lot........this SAL will be run by Fiona aka Bubz Rugz and Raewyn........
Chookyblue........

Thursday, April 22, 2010

My Fabrics

These are most of my fabrics - the cream in the front is for my stitcheries.  The rest are all by Blackbird Designs.  The five inch squares are Beach House by Blackbird Designs.  I think I need a few more in the green tone.  Any ideas on what colour to use for my stitcheries?  One colour or all, I can't decide.  I have browsed through this Stitch-A-Long and everyone's fabrics and colours are beautiful.   Can't wait to get started as soon as I get my book. 

Lolastitchida (Lori)  

7 comments:

Love Bears All Things said...

Seems you and I are in the same spot. Anxious to begin but waiting for the book. I haven't bought any material for the stitcheries. I have that cream on my post but I don't think it would be enough for all the blocks. I talked to a talented friend today who has done red ware. She uses a fine pigment pen in red. She said that way the thread hides any mistakes. I am kind of leaning toward one color at this point.
Your fabric is very pretty.
Mama Bear

Kayly said...

I'm doing mine on cream homespun, just because it goes well with the colours I've choosen. Looking at the photos it seems a variety of different materials are being used. The book suggested tea stained, which of coruse goes really well with the material Anni Downs used. My friend is using 2 different ones - one for the small stitcheries and a different one for the larger stitcheries.
Sorry, my rambling is really no help at all.

Lolastitchida said...

Oops, I hope I wasn't confusing. The cream is for my stitcheries and the other colours are for my blocks. I meant do you think I should use one thread colour or a variety of thread colours for the stitcheries.

Lolastitchida (Lori)

Chookyblue...... said...

your fabrics are lovely.......I am stitching in blue.........but they lok good in one colour or many........
welcome.........

Borboleta Serrana said...

I'm stitching with the colours of the book and I like the result, I only stitch with a different colour the water! But I like very much the stitches withe only one colour.
Your fabrics look lovely, so any stitch will be fine:)
Sofia

brigette said...

Lori,
I think your fabric choices are just gorgeous.
I personally prefer stitching in different colors, but that's just me. I can't wait to see your blocks going together.
You're off to a great start!!!

Jindi's Cottage said...

What pretty fabrics, looking foward to seeing what you decided for the thread colour or colours.