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, February 25, 2013

True Friends

Love to see how all your bags are turning out.
This is mine. It's been finished for almost a week but I've been waiting for daylight to get some decent photos.
Fabrics are mainly French General.

Front.


Back.


Inside pocket and key strap.




I allways wanted a Christmas bag but never dared to make one.
After seeing Vicki's I think I must have one in time for Christmas this year. 


15 comments:

Susan said...

Pia - this is gorgeous - I love the extra work you did - piecing the back and the quilting looks lovely.

Pia said...

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FloS said...

You've done a great job !! very clever !
Florence

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

wow--look at those extra inside pockets--way to go--
what a lovely bag and I like how you did the back,too!!
Hugs, di and miss gracie

Chookyblue...... said...

love your pieced back Pia........beautiful bag.....

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

I love the pieced back too..your bag looks fabulous!

Sonia said...

Oh Pia, I love this. and I had thought of adding a bag/key strap but didn't have a hook in my stash - glad to see YOU did. I will be getting some for my next bag project.

Maria said...

I really like the way you made your tote..

Kath said...

Hey Pia, love all the extras in your bag. The back is pretty cool too.

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Looks great love the extra work you did.

Wendy said...

Such a gorgeous tote!

nimble thimble stitchery-do said...

Lovely tote Pia. I love how you have moved outside of the 'box' and added your own creativity to this bag. The back side of your tote and your little inside pocket are so nice...love it.

SandyN said...

Wow so cute.. LOve the colours.

sAndyn

Jenny said...

Truly creative bag Pia. Just lovely

Marg H said...

Love the changes you've made. Fantastic. A Christmas Tote - what a great idea. This pattern would look great in Xmas colours.