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........

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Two blocks completed

Hi Ladies
I just wanted to show you my first two blocks (excuse the poor photo).
I am using Buttercup by Fig Tree. Ahh Fig Tree my new love.
This is my first attempt at needleturn and i am not using freezer paper or glue or anything. My cherries are a bit a lot wonky but that's OK, as you will get to know me you will often see me write "near enough is good enough" and Suzitee and Tracey can vouch that, that is my quilting motto. It has to have some mistakes on it or it wouldn't be mine.
I do love the puffy puffiness of this type of needleturn, so although my first attempt is by no means perfect i am very happy with the end result. (and hey, i can only get better right?)
Off now to start on the tea cups
Happy Sunday everyone.
Linda

13 comments:

Linda said...

:)

Bizzy Martine said...

Looking great!!!

Larissa said...

Your blocks look fantastic Linda!!

Vickie said...

great blocks Linda and I heart your motto also,cheers Vickie

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Hi Linda, I love your blocks and your motto. Your doing better than me, I'm not game enough to put the cherries on yet! Have fun with the tea cut, I enjoyed that one.

Fiona said...

Great start Linda.... fantastic that you are enjoying the needleturn....
Hugz

Susan said...

Great job and very pretty blocks.

Love Bears All Things said...

I finished my first block last night and as soon as I press it and photograph it, I'll post. I am a beginner, too and I think you did a fabulous job on these.
Mama bear

FloS said...

Your little cakes seem so yummy !!! 2 blocks already !!! You've done a great job !
Florence

Chookyblue...... said...

love the fabrics........well done on your first attempt.........you'll improve..........mind you it looks pretty good from here..........

Sue W ♥ said...

so pretty, the ice creams look good enough to eat :)

Cherise said...

Your blocks are great! Love your fabric choice! :)

suzitee said...

Woohooo...go you, Linda! They look perfectamoondo to me ;)
In case you're wondering, I still haven't started yet. I kid myself that I'm waiting to finish some other projects, but the reality is....I can't decide whether to use Strawberry Fields or Delilah by Tanya Whelan. Which one? HELP!