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, March 7, 2012

I'm finally here and ready to get going!

Hello!  :)

My name is Cherise and I'm new here! I discovered this blog when you guys were almost finished with your 'Tis the Season Quilts. I just loved them! I thought it would be so cool to quilt a long with you. I emailed Chookyblue and told her I was interested in joining you in the SKOW QAL. At the time she told me there were more than 10 people ahead of me. I thought there was no way I'd ever be included here. I got the book anyway and planned on following along on my own. Time went by and I never got started. Then out of the blue, at the end of January, Chookyblue emailed me and told me I was in! Thank you so much! :)  I was excited but already so far behind. I immediately started thinking about what fabrics I wanted to use. I thought, thought and thought some more. I kept coming up with ideas and then changed my mind over and over again. All the sudden it was the end of February. Then I finally made a decision. I choose these . . .


The Pam Kitty Morning Collection! I absolutely love the vibrant colors!  :)  I ordered quite a few of the fabrics from The Quilting Bug. They arrived very quickly! Here's close-ups of the prints I got . . .


I got 1/2 yard each of these polka dots and checked fabrics. That way I can use a lot of them in the borders, columns, blocks and appliques. I only ordered 1/4 yard of all of the rest, but got a big variety to use. Here they are . . .


And more . . .


And even more . . .


Yes I got a little carried away.  ;)  I just couldn't decide as they were all so yummy!  :)  Believe it or not there are more patterns in this collection! I love it! I'm going to be using White Kona Cotton for all the applique blocks. The borders and columns will be a mix of the prints and some whites I have on hand. I'm going to be blanket stitching the appliques instead of needle turn. I just love the look of it. I'm hoping of getting started cutting the fabrics tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be able to catch up pretty quick. Wish me luck!  :)  Thank you all so much for having me here! I'm so excited to join you!  :)

Until next time . . .


12 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hello Cherise...you are going to have so much fun here...we are a very supportive bunch...I can 'sense' your excitement...I am going to stitch this quilt also 'side by side' (after my GJ)...have fun and happy sewing!!!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hello Cherise...you are going to have so much fun here...we are a very supportive bunch...I can 'sense' your excitement...I am going to stitch this quilt also 'side by side' (after my GJ)...have fun and happy sewing!!!

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Maria said...

Looooove your fabrics!

Theresa said...

oh you are going to make such a beautiful quilt with those gorgeous fabrics. I can't wait to see your first blocks. I love the PKM fabrics but only have a few charm squares...in an ideal world I would have all of them, lol! Have fun cutting and sewing :)

Fiona said...

How great to have you stitching with us... such beautiful fabrics too... I think we will all enjoy it..
Hugz

Quilt Kitty said...

OMG Cherise I just discovered that fabric range in a US mag last night (haven't seen it in my area of Australia yet). It is gorgeous, so I just had to place my order for some from Ebay US today. I can't wait to see your blocks & quilt. It will be gorgeous. Tracee xx

Chookyblue...... said...

so pleased you have finally made the choice on fabrics and I can't wait to see it start to come together.........looking forward to many more posts...........welcome to the group..........

Susan said...

Welcome aboard - I'm sure you will have a lot of fun - and encouragement - and hopefully not too much whip cracking by Miss Chookyblue - I thnbk your quilt will look great with white and all those colours.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Cherise! Your fabrics are so lovely and cheerful that I'm sure you won't be able to help having fun making this quilt. A little tip from someone who has forgotten this ... don't forget to reverse ALL of your pics before tracing them to blanket stitch applique. I've been caught a few times by faulty memory! :0) Have fun! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Love Bears All Things said...

Welcome aboard....Your fabric choices are lovely.
Mama Bear

Kris said...

I absolutely love your fabrics! They will make for a pretty quilt!