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, February 17, 2011

Starting my Gardener's Journal

Today, I got some fabric that I bid on over at The Cottage on the Hill, fabric is called Charlevoix.  This is not my usual colours and such but seeing how I am doing a Gardener's Quilt what better way then to have some Spring colours and such.
I am not sure what to start with, the stitchery or the blocks!!  In the book do you use the thread colours or did you do a solid colour throughout?

6 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

Hey Shauna..........your getting into it.........start with block G it is good to stitch and piece and you can see how things are looking then........nice fabrics....I cut all my fabrics at the start and popped what I needed for each block into a snap lock bag..........only had to cut the "extra" borders etc then.........go for it........

Lolastitchida said...

I used the thread colours in the book. Very pretty. Good luck. It is such fun to make and to have all the support from the group.!

Quilt Kitty said...

Pretty fabric colours! xx

suzitee said...

I chose a set of colours to match my fabrics and used them throughout. Love your fabrics!

Love Bears All Things said...

I used the different colors as per the book for my threads...some used just blue or just red....I cut several of each size of piece before I started but found myself going and choosing others as I sewed the blocks...I started with a sampler pack but then pulled out some scraps from other projects to make some of the tiny squares...I advise you to cut out quite a lot of those in the beginning. They are a pain but as you are doing each block as you go, not too bad...I'm happy you've decided to do the project. We'll be watching for your first block...I'm quilting mine right now. I chose to quilt in the ditch so as not to quilt inside the stitchery blocks...
Mama Bear

Shauna said...

Thank you all so much for the help... I am very excited to start and such. I have all thread and fabric just need to get my butt in gear and start...
Thanks again

Shauna