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........

Saturday, April 17, 2010

My first one - BLOCK G - is done

A Gardener's Journal block G

I have always difficulties to sew tiny squares straight together. Although this time I really tried to sew them VERY CAREFULLY. And although I sewed longer than 1 1/2" strips together, cutted them afterwards. Yet there is wonky seams... krr...
The other error was,
which I noticed immediately after starting to stitch, that I didn't cut my stitchery fabrics overlarged. When the pieces are stitched they are ALWAYS little smaller than before cutting. I didn't remember that fact at this time..krr! Well, I stretched the piece... and the seams are narrower than 1/4".

As I told before I use mainly the Garden Party fabrics from Blackbird Design (MODA). But I wanted more variation... So I searched my stash and found some of the Garden Gate fabrics designed by Ro Gregg - beautiful tiny roses, other flowers and currants. Furthermore there is few fabrics from Lecien, Quilt Gate and Faye Burgos - more rose and paisley prints.

There is - unawares - some nice fussy cuts on the pieces; one more bird is flying to the bath and some beautiful flowers too.

I have cutted the fabrics for the other blocks.

I got a good hint from Helen's posting how you can restore cutted patches.

Thank you, Helen;)

Very handy!

I also traced all five stitcheries for the A block.


HOPE YOU HAVE A SUNNY STITCHING WEEKEND!

Greetings from Satu

11 comments:

Yvette said...

Your block turned out great!

Grethe said...

Nice choice for fabrics. I am on block A,but things take time.
Happy Stitching :-)

Susan In Texas said...

What a terrific block! I think your seams match up great; I couldn't see the problems you were talking about. 8)

I love it that you have a monthly plan of attack for how to complete this project. I thought I was the only one to do that! Glad to know I'm not alone. 8)

Happy stitching,
Susan in Texas

Chookyblue...... said...

Satu your block looks great....just love the fabrics.....I trace a few stitcheries on a bigger piece and cut it down to the cutting lines after I have stitched and rinses the piece......then your piece doesn't lose threads off the side either.......

helbel19 said...

Fabulous Satu and I can't see the wonky seems, they look great to me. So happy you found my hint helpful, you are powering along very nicely.... well done. I'm going to trace my next block up today I hope.

Helen

Lizzie said...

I think I must be looking at the wrong photo Satu, I can't see any wonky seams at all!! Beautiful block and lovely fabrics.
Lizzie
xxx

Seams Sew Together said...

Looks Beautiful Satu!!

Leanne said...

Hi Satu
Your fabrics are beautiful, the first block is so pretty with all those flowers.
Well done.

Love leanne

Anonymous said...

Looks fantastic. Love seeing everyone finished blocks. Now back to our stitching.

Jytte R said...

There is a lot of thinking with the first block, but I think you have made it well. I am on my way with block A and hope the sewing together will be a little bit easier than the first one.
Jytte R

Jindi's Cottage said...

Your block is so pretty, lovely soft colours. Congratulations on your "finish".