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, May 10, 2012

I need your advice !

I knew why I was afraid of the tree block... more exactly of all the little flowers !


It's a disaster !!! I can't get the shape I want...
So I decided to put felt flowers !



And now, how making the center ?
A button ? green or blue ? or pink felt ? or matching fabric ???





What do you think ??? I need your help, I can't decide !!
Instead I made the next block !!



Much easier !
Florence

11 comments:

Kayly said...

What do you mean 'disaster'? :-)
I'm aiming for what you have in the first picture. If I can get that I'll be tickled pink. The middle bit gets covered up. It's the number of them that has me worried.
The felt flowers do look good though.

De said...

Mine doesnt have flowers! LOL! I would use the buttons or felt. If I decided to put flowers on my tree I will be using yo-yos which is what I did for my flower under my rainbow to - just going to add a button to the centre.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

The flowers were also testing for me. I ended up blanket stitching them. I love your felt versions and think buttons would look nice or felt centres. Hugs

Susan said...

I like the felt ones too - a great idea. I like either of the felt or buttons in the middle - or you could try beads if you have them - but I like the look of whatever you put in th3e middle being smaller - like the buttons - I know that's not the Anni design but I think smaller is better. And yo-yos are a great idea too.
You rainbow is lovely.

Susan said...

PS: I think green looks better than blue but you could do a mixture of sizes and colours depending on what you have.

Jan Quigley said...

I love your felt flowers & I like the green button best. I haven't done my tree block yet but I've chosen a fabric with flowers so I'll be taking the easy way. Btw your applique looked good to me but you know best if it's right for you.

Kate-Show and Tell said...

I like the needle turn, have you tried it with the centre stitched on ?

Stacey Siddons said...

Definitely felt flowers with pretty buttons! I agree with Susan: a mixture would be really nice. It looks wonderful! x

pasqueflower said...

Love the little felt flowers. I'd go with the little green buttons.

FloS said...

Thank you very much for all your comments !
I will keep my felt flowers with green buttons !
I'll show you that soon !
Florence

Chookyblue...... said...

I like the felt and buttons.......and your rainbow is beautiful..........