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, March 24, 2012

Showing Some Progress

Hi everyone!

Must admit I'm having the hardest time focusing on this project.  In the US, it is now in the dead of winter for us.  So, typically fickle Michigan weather, it's 70+ degrees and gorgeous outside!

I have been catching up.  I'm teaching myself needleturn applique and this is my first project.  Here are some more of my blocks:


Sanders Chocolates is a fixture in Detroit.  These kind of look like they were in the sun too long!  LOL!



Vernors is another favorite (the Original Ginger Soda!)
The spray at the top is all the bubbles that go up your nose.


Add some butter pecan ice cream....


And decorate the table with a daisy:



And these are my blocks so far!  I'm working on my suitcase and book right now.  Hopefully, I'll get to the March blocks before March is over!

You will note no sashing blocks yet.  I'm waiting until the end of the project and will cut up my remaining charm squares for that.

Happy Stitching!
Elisa

p.s. I love seeing all your posts.  Really brightens my day!

9 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

your blocks look lovely

Susan said...

Love the way you have personalised your blocks.

Debbie said...

EVERY DETAIL IS SO BEAUTIFUL...

Bedstes Patchwork said...

Pretty blocks you have made, I specialy like the icecreme.

SuziQ said...

Hi Elisa - your blocks look fabulous. Isn't it a great project! I am like you, I love all of the updates and variety of blocks that are being made. Have a great day - Best wishes, SuziQ

Yvonne W said...

Your chocolates and ice cream look so yummy-- makes me hungry!

You have gone past me -- I have done about as many blocks, but not done the embroidered wording-- must get a move on.

Vickie said...

wow your needleturn is excellent..so neato well done..cheers Vickie

Kris said...

I love your local references! Your blocks are lovely.

laura said...

I am enjoying how you have personalized this quilt. It is fun to read the explanations.

Laura