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

Ready to start this weekend!!!

After becoming a late (but very happy) member of this Stitch-A-Long, I have finally dug through my stash and picked my favourite fabrics. They turned out to be colours other than traditional reds and greens, so I have decided to go with a different colour scheme for my project. Christmas is a time of the year I love and I think that should mean that I have the colours I also love around me. That said, here are my choices of fabrics ....




I'll be interested to see how differently this will look compared to some of the beautiful fabrics other people have chosen for theirs. I will have to start adding to my red stash because I found that I really didn't have a lot of choice ... but that is an excuse to fabric shop, and who could argue with that?!!

Have a great weekend everyone  :-)

Vicky (Ruftybear)

13 comments:

Elisa said...

Great variation! Can't wait to see it!

Susie said...

what an interesting choice - look forward to seeing this one progress!

Love Bears All Things said...

They're very pretty and having different tastes is what makes this SAL so wonderful...Its fun to see how the different ones look.
Mama Bear

Ruftybear said...

Thank you :-) .. I just hope it works out the way I have it planned in my mind.

shez said...

Ohh i think this is going to look very yummy,lol

BubzRugz said...

Those colours will make up beautifully
Hugz

Quilt Kitty said...

Can't wait to see the end result! Tracee xx

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

Oh, those are wonderful colors for this quilt!!

Isabella said...

good for you choosing your own colour choice

Ruftybear said...

Thanks everyone :-)

I've spent tonight cutting and getting ready to start stitching tomorrow!!

Chookyblue...... said...

another lovely combination and quite different to the rest......snowy to me......have fun.........

Jan Quigley said...

Love your choice!!!!! My fave colour. :-)

Jindi's Cottage said...

Love your colour choice...looking foward to seeing your blocks...