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........

Monday, September 10, 2012

Still Plugging Away

Happy Sunday!

Just wanted to drop a quick note to show I'm still plugging away at these! The embroidery shouldn't take long.

For the tags on the suitcase, did you embroider the labels and then appliqué or vice versa?

Hope to have more finishes soon!

Elisa

 

6 comments:

Elisa said...

I love this group!

suzitee said...

Looking great Elisa! I appliqued first and then stitched the place names...but I'm using blanket stitch rather than needleturn :) Keep up the great work.

Larissa said...

Looks great Elisa!! I think I stitched it all down and then did the embroidery ... needle turn :)

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely blocks..........I haven't done the suitcase yet but would probably put the block together and then stitch.......but then I am machine appliquing...........

Susan said...

and we love seeing your progress! I cheated a bit - I had small photos of my favourite places - printed them onto printable fabric and stuck them on with vlsiefox and then machine appliqued!

Susie said...

Hi Elisa, your blocks look great. I embroidered whilst after appliqueing but I didn't have any stabiliser or anything behind it so it was easy to do.