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........

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My blocks so far...

Wow some of you have been super fast stitchers!

I'm about 1/2 way there. I've decided to stitch all of my blocks before adding the borders and putting the whole quilt together.

My background fabric is cream with little white flowers. I think I measured it correctly - well I hope so anyways otherwise I'll be on the hunt for more background fabric ;-)

I have to say that going on a long drive, and having someone else drive, makes for excellent stitching time. My DH did most of the driving between our trip from home (just south of Sydney) to Melbourne (around 900km each way). These little lovelies are the perfect travel sized stitching items.

And for anyone who may have missed my earlier post, here's my brush with fame and the actual Tis the Season quilt experience. Wish I'd taken a better photo of it - and maybe one with the designer.


Happy Stitching Everyone xoxo

8 comments:

Samelia's Mum said...

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Yvette said...

I think your background fabric is beautiful! I hope you have plenty.

Chookyblue...... said...

wow you had a good trip with all that stitching..............yes these are a great size.............I can't sew in the car.........makes me sick..........wished I could..........

i saw your post earlier but very exciting seeing Natalie and the quilt for real...........

Sharon said...

Your blocks are looking good Donna.
Love the Tis The Season quilt. your picture is just fine.

Farmyard Crafts said...

Good job! I don't know how you do it though - the stitching in the car. I tried it... and it was TERRIBLE!! Maybe cause of the roads we travel on?!

BubzRugz said...

Your blocks are lovely and the background fabric is so pretty... lucky you to be able to stitch in the car...
Hugz

Susie said...

Your stitching looks beautiful! Did you see that quilt at AQC? I saw one there - is it the original? I'm impresssed that you stitched in the car - I think I would be sick within the first five minutes! Like you I am stitching all of mine first too - will have to do a post. Happy Stitching!, Susie

Marg H said...

Lovely. Wish I could stitch while driving - being a passenger, of course, but motion sickness prevents it! You certainly did well. And to see the completed quilt and designer - bonus!!

Looking forward to the borders.