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, November 14, 2011

I HAVE STARTED---

I did post on my site the fabrics I have chosen for this SAL--
Most of them are from 'Juliet's song'--they are just the right colors for this quilt and--
as a bonus--they are the right colors for me!!!!!!!!!

And on Saturday--
I did this--
Got the first five all prepared for the applique and embroidery work--
and I got the applique done on the suitcase block--
I am hoping to get the applique done on each block --
at the rate of one per day this week--
we will see?????

I was not in the group for the Gardner's Journal--
but I had the pattern and over half of the blocks embroidered when I learned of the Tis The Season SAL--so joined that and then also got to work on the Gardner's Journal one--
but with summer--I did not get it all hand quilted--
but I am working on it alittle at a time now that it is cooler--
So are we not having some fun now---
Be good you all--cause--
Santa is making his list--
and he is checking it twice to see who has 'earned' some more fabrics!!!!
Hugs, Di and her kitty!!!

10 comments:

grandmarockton said...

I've been GOOD, Santa

Quilt Kitty said...

Love your colour choices in Gardeners Journal Di. I definately want to be on Santa's fabric list! Tracee xx

De said...

Beautiful fabric selection and a great start.

Susan said...

Love that fabric for the suitcase - its just "so right" and I also love the reds/pinks in Gardeners Journal.

Elisa said...

GREAT start! Great colors & fabric choices! Do you use freezer paper? On top or bottom?

Elisa said...

Sorry... looks like "on top"! I was dreading the suitcase but now I'm motivated :)

Grethe said...

Hi Di, Your GJ looks super. I like the fresh colours you have used:-)
Good luck with your next SAL!

Chookyblue...... said...

good start Di..........and your GJ looks great......enjoy your hand quilting..........

Susie said...

Love the fabric colours for the skow quilt!

Love Bears All Things said...

Looking good...you're smart to get them all ready like that at the beginning...I did mine one at a time and found that the stitchery goes better if I do it first....love the fabrics.
Mama Bear
Sammie