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, March 29, 2012

On my way...


Hello!  :)

I'm moving slowly but at least I'm moving, right!  ;)  I finally got started on my way on my SKOW this past weekend.

For the center applique/stitchery blocks I'm using Kona white. I always use a light fusible batting on the back of these blocks to provide stability for the stitching and to hide the ends, etc. Here they are all cut, marked and ready to go . . . 


So far I've got the appliques done on the first row of blocks. Here they are . . . 


Now I'm ready to do the blanket-stitch. I'm using DMC perle cotton for the stitching. Here are the threads I choose to use . . . 


I'm hoping to begin stitching these blocks tomorrow. This weekend I'm hoping to get the rest of the applique/stitching blocks ready and then I'll cut all the blocks and strips for the rest of the quilt. I wanted to wait and cut the rest until I see what fabric I'll use on the applique/stitching blocks to make sure the colors blend well and there's a cohesiveness to the quilt. Does that make sense? I hope so!   :)

I love all the progress I've been seeing here! You guys are doing an awesome job! Hope I get caught up real quick. Keep your fingers crossed for me!  :)

Until next time . . .


9 comments:

Kayly said...

Wow! How organised are you! Looks like this is going to be a bright colourful quilt.

Fiona said...

such lovely cheerful colours
Hugz

shez said...

great colours.xx

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

so organised and beautiful bright colors xx

Kris said...

Oh, so pretty Cherise! I'm sure you will be caught up quickly.

Susan said...

Well you are very organised and well ahead in the preparation. Those littel squares can be a bit painful as although I cut a lot ahead of time I never seem to have the colurs I want ready to go!

Moia said...

Looks great so far, I will stay tuned to se the progress. Hugs from Moia

Talin's Corner said...

Love the fabrics (colors) that you used in your blocks. And those perle cottons are perfect for them. It looks like you have a lot of blanket stitches in your future.

laura said...

I love your colors too! Thanks for the batting hint- I am filing that away for future projects as well.

Laura