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........

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Out of Curiosity....

... How many of us are teaching ourselves appliqué on this project? Nothing like diving in head first, eh?

Elisa

11 comments:

Annette B said...

I am - I think I have looked at every web site that has anything to do with needleturn..........LOL

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Same here... teaching myself and surfed every website I can find on needleturn and even brought a book with a cd just to make sure! :o)

Sue said...

so am I - have always just blanket stitched around. Someone put a link to using freezer paper on the top and it made it look so easy. I'm thinking of trying it. Need to get a move on, I have finished some other sewing so I might go trace and do some hand stitching while I watch tv tonight.

Helen said...

Well I hadn't done much of anything sewing-wise before joining this stitch-a-long so it's learning all the way for me!
In answer to your question on my post I am using freezer paper on the reverse of the fabric and then ironing the edges over using starch. Apart from the little cherries I've had really good results I think. I could do with a smaller iron though, my one is too cumbersome for such fiddly work. Maybe one day I'll invest in one of those little Clover ones.

Susan said...

Helen, maybe you could try one of the fabric glues and finger pressing - you can use Sewline (in a stick) or something like Roxannes Baste It. It might save a burnt finger or two!

Vickie said...

I'm a blanket stitcher from way back..and this was my motivation to learn needle turn..I am actually liking it so far..the leather thimble has helped my poor fingers..cheers Vickie

Quilt Kitty said...

Me too. I'm a blanket stitcher but now need to take the plunge into needleturn. I've watched a couple of DVDs that came with mags but may need to do so again when I come to tricky bits like the points on the umbrella. Tracee xx

Kayly said...

Me too. I am viewing this as an exercise in patience and not being to critical with myself. I am enjoyng it though.

Fiona said...

Yes, I am a learner too... I had started experimenting with one technique and I am trying out others.... such fun
Hugz

Chookyblue...... said...

prrbably quite a few learning on this quilt..........

Love Bears All Things said...

Before, all the applique I'd done was ironing the piece on the background with some Wonder Under or similar material and then sewing around it on the machine using blanket stitch....However, I like to have hand work to do in the evening as I'm relaxing so I jumped in and now I like it....the freezer paper on top was a link I found which made it much easier....good luck....its always good to learn new things...keeps us young...
Mama Bear