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, September 15, 2012

~Borders and Bindings for A Gardener's Journal~




A couple of days ago I wrote that I was wondering which border to use for GJ
I had first cut out this blue paisley way back and thought I would use the red outer border...
turns out I wasn't quite sure after seeing it together as the blue was quite busy with no defined 'frame'


As it turned out I didn't have enough of the red for the outer border so it will become the inner border
and the backing (which is cream/brown floral) now will be the outer border
I think I am happier with this combination as the outer border balances the stitcheries and seems to carry on the cream
The red as the outer border seemed to take away from the stitching



Not sure now what I'll do with the back
I'm thinking I might piece some of the leftovers together and use some of the cream outer border for the back as I think I will have enough to do that 
Did anyone else do something like that and is there any advice on how to do that as I've never done it before although I have seen it and I quite like the look?



And here are all the blocks together!

Happy Stitching everyone
My SKOW is getting closer!!!!

9 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

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shez said...

Dzintra what a wonderful job you have done it looks fantastic,sorry i havent done this one.xx

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I am loving your choice or border fabrics. You are so close now and it is looking great. hugs

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thanks so much Shez and Sharon! Much appreciated xo

laura said...

I think the final border choice was a fortunate turn of events! Looks great.

Laura W

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thanks so much Laura...I'm happy with it..working on the final 2 now!

Love Bears All Things said...

Your finish is beautiful and I like the red better for the inner border. I've never done a scrappy backing.
Mama Bear

Chookyblue...... said...

I do like the border choice.........
piece the back if you want......

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thank you Love Bears All Things and Chooky...the new borders are on and I love them...and I think I will piece the back!