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........

Friday, March 4, 2011

March Blocks

I am finding it very hard to believe that on the 4th of the month I have finished my 2 blocks & not just the stitcheries which is my usual habit. I have also done the piecing so the blocks are completely finished.  Loving the results!





One thing I learnt is when you trim your stitchery blocks back to 4.5 inches, you have to be very accurate with the cutting. A couple of millimetres one way or the other & the stitched outline can disappear into your 1/4 inch seam. I'm not sure I am happy with the bottom block for this reason so the quick unpick may have a job to do soon because it is niggling at me. 

I red dots fabric I wasn't sure about has found it's place & I'm happy with it now.

Happy stitching
Tracee xx

17 comments:

Treann said...

Great job Tracee and lovely stitching.....golly I better get started as no doubt the month of March will be here and gone before we know it!!

Quilt Kitty said...

Thnaks! It helps having my quilting group on a Thursday so I sew with 'the girls'. xx

shez said...

Very nice Tracee well done.

Jeanette said...

Your blocks look great Tracee. Happy Stitching

Isabella said...

they both look really nice Tracee.have fun stitching

Ruftybear said...

They look beautiful. The red dots definitely found their place and it works really well :-)

Patty C. said...

Awesome ;)

Susie said...

I love your fabric! Much like the original...I can't believe your progress - well done to you!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

wow that was quick...looking good...dzintra

Elisa said...

Love the snowflake-on-white inner border!

Anne Lise said...

wow. That was a quick start. I havn't got my book yet. Hope it will soon arrive,so that I can start as well. Lovely blocks you have made.

Love Bears All Things said...

Kitty, this is so pretty, I love how the colors of the fabrics look...you did a great job choosing...I was tracing my patterns side by side and realized some were too close so I may have to do some over or leave out the outline stitches..we'll see.
Mama Bear

Chookyblue...... said...

Hey Tracee they look great....great fabrics....but I think the boots top border would annoy me too much like it is niggling at you and I would undo it now and fix up.......the blocks aren't too big for reverse sewing..........lol......

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Looks great Tracee.... Glad you have some blocks with white & red as that is what I was thinking about and I was wondering how it would look. Seeing yours, I'm off to pick out my fabric. Thanks Fiona

Sue W ♥ said...

very pretty indeed

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Love your fabric choices Tracee... Thanks for sharing. I too was wanting to use white & red fabrics but wasn't sure how it would look beside the stitchery. It looks great so I'll join you with that choice.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Looks great in red/white...thanks for the heads up on the potential issue with the stitched outline v seam allowance...I love your red dots fabric...I tossed up whether to use red/white, looks so great I just may use that combination on other book projects...