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........

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Two at once .........

Hi all, I'm so pleased to be joining in with the 2011 SAL, though I'm still (rather slowly!) working on A Gardeners Journal.   Here is my latest AGJ block, six down, three to go - maybe I could have two quilts finished by the end of September - famous last words maybe??
I haven't decided if I will add the hearts to this block or just leave it as is.

Being such a keen starter, I stitched up the first block of Tis the Season this week.  I've loved seeing all the different fabric choices everyone has made.  Here is what I'm going with, pinks and reds by French General.  I'm stitching with variegated DMC 115.  

After reading a lot of posts about how tight it is to get the border centred in the finished block, I think I'll make my centre blocks 1/2" bigger than the original design.
Thanks for looking, happy stitching everyone!

Nicky



6 comments:

Susie said...

Hi Nicky, I really like the varigated thread - you can see the impact of it up close. Will also look wonderful from faraway too. I love the stitchery fabric, is it beige with white spot? I looked for something similar but couldn't find it pale enough in colour that is wasn't a distration. Look forward to keep up with your progress. Susie

BubzRugz said...

Hi - I'm using the same thread... your stitches are SOOOOOO NEAT.... love your colours and I think it is a good idea to keep the fabric bigger... wish I had done that...
Hugz

Love Bears All Things said...

Hello Nicky...you're doing great...just keep at it and you'll have both finished in 2011.
Mama Bear

Chookyblue...... said...

very nice Nicky........2/3rds of the way there with the GJ......keep going.........nice SAL fabrics......

Oh and YES YES YES you will have both projects finished.......I am on your case now........

Farmyard Crafts said...

Looks great in the 115 Nicky!! It's gorgeous! Good on you for doing two at once!

Pepe said...

Wonderful hand and colours!