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.....
Chookyblue........

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

cupcake-icecreams

Ok I know they are Cupcakes but they kinda remind me of ice creams with a cherry slipping of the top...
I have never done needleturn applique before but decided this was a good enough project as any to learn, I have read books and tutorials on the internet and watched many videos-to give my "blanket stitch mind"..the idea it could do this..
I found out very quickly I needed a thimble..well pfft them solid ones just don't work for me so it was an expensive trip to spotlight to get a clover-leather coin thimble ouch-came home and bought another less than half I paid with frieght from the USA (that's what you get for wanting it NOW)


I share with you my first block,
Cheers Vickie

11 comments:

Vickie said...

I'm sure them curves will get neater as I continue.

Chookyblue...... said...

either way they look great.......yummo........going well.........

Chookyblue...... said...

oh and practice makes perfect don't they say..........

Larissa said...

Your cupcakes look super yummy Vickie!! Good to know there's a 'local' doing this SAL too!

Linda said...

Looks great Vicki, i am needle turning as well and my cherries are not that round. I'm with you on the leather thimble.

Susan said...

Thin=mbles - you either love tehm or hate them. I dom prefer teh soft leather ones but those soft plasticy ones arent too bad. Love your cupcakes.

Fiona said...

Great start to needleturn.... looks good enough to eat
Hugz

Tracey said...

As long as you are enjoying the process, I think your blocks looks great.
love me :-)

FloS said...

Your block is beautiful !! I love the little cherries !
Florence

Love Bears All Things said...

Its a lovely block...they do sort of look like ice cream cones.
I have to use a leather thimble, also.
Mama Bear

Bizzy Martine said...

It's looking great, you wouldn't tell that it is the first time that you're doing neeldle turn applique.