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........

Saturday, January 21, 2012

SKofW - January Greetings from Finland

Here is my SKofW blocks for January.
Once again I did some changes...
 
For the chocolates block I found nice Confections fabric (designed by Jennifer Huber for R. Kaufman). I also replaced yum - word with nam ;o) Chocolates are really one of my favorite things... May I tell you a secret? At last Christmas I ate ALL TOO MUCH confections... several boxes... 
Maybe that is the reason, why my trousers feel like shrunken... hm, :o/...
 
Let's look the other block now!
 
On that
I added finnish word kukkaniityt, which is the flowering meadow in english... or something like that...
I just love the summer and wild flowers; especially hare-bells are my favorites...

I hope you don't mind, if I sew sashing and border stripes later... (I'm planning to sew them after all applique and patchwork). If you wonder why... it's only that I haven't yet decided my stripe fabrics... and there is a new fabric range coming from Moda / 3 Sisters called 'Papillon', which I would like to use in this quilt...

I wish you all yummy - moments with your January blocks ;o)

with hugs Satu

12 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

It's only 7.30am here and I should be getting breakfast but I want your chocolates instead :)

Love Bears All Things said...

Satu, I love the heart candies. Truth be told, I'd much rather have Chocolate Kisses by Hershey than the candies in a box of chocolates. Friends of mine are getting together to make chocolates in February. Just in time for Valentine's Day.
I like that you've added your personal touch. I've done so here and there, too. And plan to do even more as we stitch.
Mama Bear

SandyN said...

I just LOVE your chocolate block... makes me one to eat them all...


Sandyn

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Satu! Your blocks look great and I love that you've put your own little touches in there too, cos it makes it more "YOUR" quilt. Will look forward to seeing the finished quilt added to your OPAM list! :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS

Susan said...

Satu - I love your heart chocolates and I love the fact that you are doing some of it at least in Finnish - and so you should!! Of course leave your stripes - especailly if there is some new yummy fabric coming along.

Kris said...

Yum! I mean nam! Those chocolates look delicious. We sure are learning a lot here at the stitch-a-long. I can say yum in Finnish now! (Not sure how to pronounce kukkaniityt, but nam I can handle!) Love your blocks!

Theresa said...

Your blocks are lovely - especially the chocolates and I love all your personalisations.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Your blocks look wonderful Satu.

Susan said...

I was out shopping yeateday and saw the fabric you used for your chocolates - it was very temoting but I resisted - especially since I have done my chocolate blcok.

FIONA said...

Beautiful work and those chocolates look absolutely edible!!! Yum!!! Lovely piecing and your quilt looks fabulous!!

FloS said...

Your blocks are so beautiful !!!
How can we resist to your chocolates !!!!
Florence

Satu said...

These very nice comments really encourage me to continue... hardly can't wait the end of January ;o) THANK you so much girls... we'll see again in February!