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........

Friday, October 7, 2011

Excitement

I e-mailed Chooky last night to ask if we were allowed to blog about the new SAL. I was wanting to get started but still waiting for my book to arrive.  It was posted on Monday evening in New Zealand and it arrived this morning here in England, just two and half days later.  WOW!
Has anyone started yet?  Just wandering which methods of applique everyone was going to use and your choices of fabric?  I am being nosey.   I have a lot of Moda fabrics that I have been saving to use for a special project.  I have been collecting Moda for several years now.  I am going to use them for this new quilt.   On my next post I will upload a picture of my fabrics.   I off now to read my new book and get planning on the new SAL. 

P.S.  Chooky, great choice of book!

8 comments:

Sandra said...

Hello, there is something strange because it is october 6th here. You are in the future!! I love your works and posts very much!

Greetings from Brazil!

sandra :)

By Hoki Quilts said...

You are so lucky getting your mail so quickly. In NZ where I live we struggle to get normal mail sent from one side of the island to the ohter in five days.
Good luck with your stitching.
hugs - Miche'le

Pepe said...

No started yet and I have some Moda fabrics too, perhaps I will use them! I will decide next week: I want to buy something else. I think Moda fabrics have to been used for a special project, of course! I perfectly agree.

Chookyblue...... said...

there is machine raw egde applique, needle turn, blanket stitch (hand or machine) lots of choices.......looking forward to seeing what fabrics you choose....

Cubby House Crafts said...

It is exciting and I have been wondering what everyone choices are going to be also! Looking forward to seeing your fabrics, I will be doing blanket stitch on my machine...which works better for me as I have lots of hand stitching already to do with other projects. I have my fabrics sorted so hope to share a pic over the weekend!
Lisa

Kate said...

I am using Moda loveliness too 'Oasis' because I have a fat 1/8th bundle here and I will be needleturning mine in front of the tv at night, just need to get some background fabrics and I am good to go.

Kris said...

I can't wait to see your fabrics! Not sure yet what method I will choose. Maybe raw edge?

Vickie said...

wow that sure was quick service for your book.. mine is on back order but it should arrive in approx 2 weeks..I too am interested to see what fabrics everyone will be using..I have ordered some special fabrics-but I may just find I can't cut them up just yet LOL,cheers Vickie