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, April 13, 2012

I'm Moving Right Along but still behind :(


Hello!  :)

I'm really moving along trying to catch up on my quilt. It's the only project I've been working on the last couple of weeks and yes I'm still having fun with it!  :)

I still haven't gotten the fabric for the border strips and blocks cut yet. :(  I want to be able to sit down and do it all at once. I'm hoping to get the chance to do it this weekend.  :)

In the meantime here's my progress on the blocks for March and April.


Here's the close up of  the house. It reminds me of Dr. Seuss.  :)


A closer look at the gardening block . . . pretty flowers all in a row.  :)


And a closer look at the tree block. I originally had the tree in green with lots of flowers like the pattern called for but I just didn't like it. Then I tried the blue alone. It still wasn't right. Then I added back a few of the flowers from the original one and I liked it. By the way... wouldn't it be cool if cats really were pink?  ;)


And the last one for now . . . the rainbow block. Such happiness!  :)


Here are the next blocks I'll be working on . . .


These should be fun too! Did you notice there's another pink cat? I love pink and I love cats!  :)  Getting these next blocks done will mean I'm ahead of schedule.  :)

Hopefully I'll get that chance to cut the strips and blocks out this weekend and begin sewing the blocks together and forming the quilt top. Then I'll be able to finally get some months checked off by my name.  :)

Until next time . . .


12 comments:

De said...

Such happy blocks! Love the pink cats!

shez said...

really nice Cherise.xx

Chookyblue...... said...

juts love all the fabrics you are using.........nice and colourful.......

Susan said...

so whimsical - love the pink cats!

FloS said...

Beautiful blocks !! I LOVE your pink cats !!!
Florence

Kris said...

Yes, pink cats in real life would be awesome! Don't be sad about being behind, be happy for all the catching up you are doing! Lovely work.

pasqueflower said...

Love your blocks!

Love Bears All Things said...

Such happy prints....and I like the pink cats...mine is black, both in real life and in the quilt.
Mama Bear

Rabenohr said...

Wow, beautiful.
GLG
Jeannette

Kate-Show and Tell said...

Looking Good Cherise....I love your fabrics...x

Anthea said...

Cherise, don't worry about about being behind, just enjoy what you are creating with such skill...

Anthea said...

Cherise, don't worry about about being behind, just enjoy what you are creating with such skill...