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........

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

No jeans for me !

Last october I received a fabulous gift for my birthday !!

A princess skirt !!

I met Marie, a very gifted designer in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines during our european quilt exhibition in September 2011.
Marie makes sooooooooo beautiful dresses !!
I asked her  to make a pink skirt for me. I chose the fabrics and colors and... here it is !



Can you see the lovely lacing-up in the back ?????
She made me the black top too !!

I LOVE this skirt so much that I asked Marie if I can put it in my SKoW quilt.
She's so nice ! She gave me a sketch and little samplers of the same fabrics of my skirt...
and I make this :





 

Now I can tell you my deepest wish... to get the whole wardrobe of Arwen !!! ( you know the Elvish girl...) Of course it will need to be resized... but... all we need is DREAM !!!

Florence

9 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Such a lovely way to personalise your quilt

shez said...

beautiful outfit and what a lovely idea for your quilt,welldone.xx

Love Bears All Things said...

I think that is a lovely idea....I plan to add more personal touches as well. I'm thinking of substituting a Bear for the shoes in one block....I'm no that into shoes, if I find a pair I really like then I buy several pairs in the same style and color....they last years and I don't buy shoes often....I know girls who have a pair for every outfit though...
And instead of "Gardening all day long" I'm thinking: Flower Gardens.
Blessings,
Mama Bear

Susan said...

Florence - I love your skirt - but also I think its a great idea to use your skirt instead of jeans. I'm with Mama Bear - I was planning "A garden full of flowers" - really who wants to garden all day when they could be sewing??

Kris said...

Fantastic block! Thanks for showing us the original skirt too. You look gorgeous in that skirt!!!

Elisa said...

Wonderful story! So much fun!

Margaret said...

Great idea for any panel, smart you.

Vickie said...

your skirt sure is gorgeous, and your block is stunning,well done,cheers Vickie

Quilt Kitty said...

Gorgeous skirt & suits you Florence. How nice to have an outfit no one else has exactly the same. xx