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........

Monday, October 24, 2011

I've made a start.....

I find the planning and choosing and first cut the most stressful part of quilt making.....

Today I started slicing..... and put together the pieces for some of the blocks....

I started learning needleturn this year and usually use freezer paper but decided with all the different shapes (and the fact that I didn't have any freezer paper on hand and it's 25minutes drive to the shop and my car is in the workshop for fixing the breaks....) I am going to needle-turn.....

..... starting with the "Old Blue Jeans" since there are nice straight lines to learn with....

.... only in my fabrics I chose there is no blue.... so I will have brown floral jeans....


"Old Jeans" or "Old Comfy Jeans" or "Hippy Jeans" - open to suggestions

9 comments:

Fiona said...

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Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I love your jeans :o)

Susan said...

Very cute jeans - definitely Hippy Jeans - but a great idea to start on that with all the straight lines!

Tracey said...

Yep hippee jeans sound perfect. Well done on learning needleturn, I am sticking with blanket stitch.
love me :-)

Helen said...

Very cool jeans!!

Chookyblue...... said...

I would go with hippy jeans........lol.....great to see a start.......

Vickie said...

oh wow I used to have a pair of velvet pants like that...noice hippy ones LOL, yours looks great,cheers Vickie

Linda said...

Yeah i am going with everyone else, hippie jeans. I dont think i have blue in mine either, your jeans look great.
Xx

Love Bears All Things said...

Old comfy Jeans...
Mama Bear