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, April 4, 2012

Finally, some progress ...

It has been ages since I collected everything together for this project, but I have finally gotten a good start on it!!  My first block (cupcakes) was pathetic ... using a needle turn technique I really wasn't familiar with, and didn't find natural at all ... plus, the appliqué pieces came out off centre enough that it was obvious ... not good - will do that block again later.

I have, however, completed the umbrella, cup of tea, and holiday blocks over the last week.  I was almost finished the umbrella (cup of tea was done) when I got Chooky's email, and I was intending to put up a post, but I was wanting to get the holiday block done too ... I prepared the pieces, positioned and stitched the suitcase on Saturday night, positioning (with appliqué glue) that night, before finishing off the appliqué at church on Sunday morning.  The embroidery (words) were done over the last few days ... took longer than I thought.


I am hoping to get the chocolates, daisy and jeans blocks done over the next week .. this weekend I need to sandwich and quilt two quilts for Aussie Hero Quilts.  I also need to get some appropriate fabric for the jeans block ... want some 'jeans'/denim looking quilting fabric from the LQS along with the quilting thread.

I may be way behind, but I am going to try to catch back up so I am finishing with you all!!

11 comments:

Larissa said...

;)

Susan said...

Great looking blocks and great progress Larissa - Im sure you'll soon catch up! As they say "Practice makes perfect!"

laura said...

You are progressing so nicely and your blocks look GOOD. Remember slow and steady wins the race!

Love Bears All Things said...

Well done!
First time I ever heard of stitching in church...
Mama Bear

Pepe said...

Wonderful colours!!!!!!!

Kayly said...

Well done. I think that suitcase block is deceptively tricky too.

Fiona said...

Looks great Larissa.. won't take you long to catch up...
Hugz

shez said...

looks great Larissa,lol,you will pass me soon.xx

Yvonne W said...

Larissa, you are making me feel better-- I have to catch up too--- plan to get some done over the Easter break. Keep stitching!

Kris said...

Well the applique on these blocks looks perfect! Well done. I am behind myself, but I'm sure we can catch up in no time!

Vickie said...

Larissa your blocks are looking great well done, I am sure you will catch up in no time at all,cheers Vickie