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........

Thursday, February 2, 2012

December Blocks

Hi all, long time no post. I have finished my December blocks but was waiting the post once January's were done too but I am currently having a daisy phobia. All those skinny petals together with my dodgy needleturn skills & suddenly I'm busy elsewhere.

Anyway, I've promised my self to get on to those petals tonight while watching the latest Planet of the Apes movie (my mum's favourite so thought I better keep up the tradition for her).

I am loving December's blocks now the row is together.


As you can see I turned my patty cakes into a big slab of sponge with raspberry jam in the middle, raspberry icing, a blob of cream & strawberries. At first I thought my design genes were on holiday with my needleturn genes but now it is finished, I quite like it.


My favourite block so far is the travel block. It really started to appeal to me once I personalised the name & destinations. Of course a bag that size would only fit my quilting & knitting supplies for the trip, hence the Quilter Abroad label. I always pack those first, books second, presents third & then clothes, toiletries etc. On top goes a pictures of Brutus & Honey to put on my bedside table where ever the trip is taking me.


So for January the chocolates block is done & the stitchery for the daisy, so going to put on my big girl pants tonight & get that daisy done. I'm really enjoying doing the piecing between the blocks & adding a bit of colour to all the beautiful neutrals. It's on the agenda to do the side piecing too this weekend. Wish me luck!

Happy stitching
Tracee xx

10 comments:

shez said...

Oh Tracee i love your cake,well done on such lovely blocks.xx

Chookyblue...... said...

wow Tracee you have done so well with your blocks...........keep up the great work and goodluck getting those petals done...........have you got the left side strip done then I can update the sidebar........

Quilt Kitty said...

Sorry Chooky didn't realise, will post again hopefully Sunday with borders & Jan blocks. xx

Susan said...

I love the idea that some of us are changing bits - makes it jsut that bit more special. They all look great!

Fiona said...

Looking great.. I love how you have personalised it...
Hugz

FloS said...

Wonderful cake !!!
Florence

Lolastitchida said...

Yummy cake. I love it. Your blocks look really great!

Vickie said...

oh yes please cake would be nice with my coffee..looking great Tracee,cheers Vickie

suzitee said...

Looking great Tracee!

Love Bears All Things said...

Good job!
I like the cake...
Mama Bear