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........

Monday, October 17, 2011

Garden Song is Singing to Me!

Ok, I took the plunge!  I've selected my fabrics for our next project.  Using this image as my inspiration.....

My Favorite Things - pattern by Anni Downs
I'm going with Nancy Halvorsen's Garden Song fabrics for the applique and color accents.  And I will use creams, tans and pale yellow fabrics from my stash for the borders and sashing.


Now, all I have to do is figure out how to applique!  I'm openly soliciting applique tips, tutorial suggestions, and favorite techniques on my blog.  Keep them coming!  If I get enough, I'll compile them and share them!

Happy Stitchin!
Elisa

9 comments:

Seams Sew Together said...

Your fabrics look beautiful!! My favorite applique technique at the moment is raw edge applique. Takes a bit of practice though.. Good Luck!!

Kris said...

Lovely! I am loving looking at everyone's fabric choices! Oh. And I'll be doing raw edge applique too.

Theresa said...

What an excellent choice, it's going to make a beautiful quilt.

Larissa said...

What a lovely selection!! As I've let others know, this months' Quilter's Companion has a fantastic dvd detailing the needleturn applique technique if you're interested in trying this technique!

Chookyblue...... said...

oh that's going to be lovely.........

Linda said...

Lovely choice of fabrics, cant wait to see some blocks. I am doing needleturn for something different and have been watching a few you-tube videos.

Helen said...

Great choice of fabric, I have been seriously considering this range as well! Shabby Fabrics has made some videos on You-Tube about applique, using the freezer paper and starch method. Best of luck whatever method you choose!

Susan said...

Love;y fabrics and since they are all from the same story you know they will all go!

ESPERANZA said...

Como me gusta todo lo que tiene que ver con Art to Heart, hoy he trabajado sus manzanas.
Me encantan estos colores!!!!