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........

Friday, February 17, 2012

I'm still here!

I must admit.
I haven't got a single panel ready yet,
but it doesn't mean, that I'm not working on this lovely projekt!

Lots of blocks just waiting for panels!

Yesterday I decided to start using my sewing machine for this projekt too.
For a nice beginning I made the three small blocks for det "Sewing Block".

I then decided to make a small tutorial to show you all,
how I made the blocks ready for appliqué easely.

When I had my blocks all made up, I did like this...

First I made a line of stitches 1/4" away from the edge using a stitch lenght 3.
  
Just like this.

Then I folded the fabris right at the stitches - nice and easy.

Finally I gave it a nice firm press using starch.
Remember to press from the front - you have to be able to see, what you are doing!
(Don´t ask me how I know!!!)
Remove the stitches.
Thats it!

Now I'm ready to use a bit of Roxanne Glue-Baste-It and appliqué my blocks in place! 
Maybe tonight in front of the telly?

If there is something You don't understand, I'm sure google translat is to blame... or not?

Maria

8 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Wow your blocks are so bright and beautiful. You are going to have a lovely quilt xx

Love Bears All Things said...

That's a cute block....I like those colors.
Mama Bear

Chookyblue...... said...

making great block progress Maria...thanks for showing us how you did the little block....

Kayly said...

Excellent idea! I'll refer back to this post when I finally get to that block.
I love the bright colours you have choosen for your appliques.

Fiona said...

such pretty blocks... and great hint for the applique blocks...
Hugz

Yvonne W said...

Thanks for the tutorial, Maria. I will certainly try and do that in future with squares etc which are going to be appliqued. Your colours look lovely and bright too.

Susan said...

Love your blocks n& thanks for the tips!

Quilt Kitty said...

Thanks for the info Maria. I'll be reading it again when I get up to that block. Yours is so bright & happy. Tracee xx