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........

Monday, March 7, 2011

Hello fellow Stitchers

Hello I am a newbie here at Stitch A Long and have been busy getting my fabrics organised and thread and waiting for my pattern book to arrive. So zealous have I been that I have stitched the first 3 blocks and started on the fourth and have nearly sewn the rest of the stitchery blocks with their borders.

Then I realised we are not supposed to be going at this fast pace. Silly me.

Well at least for once I can say I am organised!!!!!!!!!

I can have a little rest now until April.

I have chosen to use the similar colour way as in the original mainly because I have a fair bit of this colour fabric in my stash (which I should be using up) and I like this colourway anyway.

Although I have seen a lot of great colour combos on the blog and am eager to see them all finished later this year.


I am stitching on a linen and using DMC 115 which is a variegated thread which I am using because I already have a couple of skeins in my stash of threads and it compliments the rosy pinks and reds very nicely.



I have decided not to do the border stitching on the blocks as I had already cut all the stitching blocks to size (in my uber zealousness) before realising it is a very tight squeeze. I can probably still add the borders on some blocks but on others it isn't possible. I think they still look okay without it so I'm not overly worried by my little mistake.
I preferred to sew the border fabric onto the stitchery blocks before stitching so I would have
something to hang onto while stitching.

I'm really happy with how much I have achieved so far and if I get a little behind other months it will be okay. It is looking really nice.

Roll on April.

Bye for now from Liz luv 2 cre8te blog

12 comments:

Joy McD said...

Well done Liz! I think it is better to be ahead than behind :) So keep up the good work! And the colors are going to look lovely,
lv,
Joy

quiltma said...

very pretty

Love Bears All Things said...

Good morning, Liz
I see you have one of April's finished..have you done all three for March...I think leaving the border stitching off is fine...we're all individuals as seen by our fabric and thread choices.
I love your colors.
Mama Bear

Chookyblue...... said...

Looking great Liz..........if your so keen now stitch some extra blocks and make a project........the wall hanging ones are pretty quick.........you could be ahead with a xmas present.........
your blocks look great and so happy your enjoying being part of the group...........

BubzRugz said...

Theylook great Liz,
Hugz

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

They look lovely, it's nice to see some finished blocks, now I will have something to compare mine with (when I get them finished)

Sue W ♥ said...

nice blocks and such pretty fabric

Marg H said...

They look great!! I love the variegated thread - I was thinking along those lines, but have the 221 in my stash so went with that. I, too, have done the blocks out of order, so may take up Chooky Blue's suggestion of making some of the smaller projects and getting ahead with Xmas gifts.

Love the material.

Marg

suzitee said...

Welcome...and great start! It can be very hard to pull yourself up when you get on a roll!

Sarah said...

Actually Liz, I agree with you.... It still looks fantastic without the border stitchery! Cool idea!
x Sarah

Sarah said...

Actually Liz, I agree with you.... It still looks fantastic without the border stitchery! Cool idea!
x Sarah

Pepe said...

They look great!