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........

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bringing up the Rear

Hi everyone,
I always have such good intentions of working on my SAL piece at the beginning of the month but somehow it always ends up as a last minute panic.
My bag is done although it doesn't resemble the original pattern all that much since I made it bigger and used a different stitchery design.
I had a charm pack of La Petite Ecole by French General for Moda so I used that for the hexagons and added a FQ and a half yard of coordinating fabrics.



The stitchery design is by Kathy Schmitz




A panel with the alphabet was used for the inner pocket.



I'm inspired and love all of the beautiful bags on the blog so far.

Margaret

13 comments:

Maria said...

I really like your version of this months project...

Sheila said...

It looks fantastic---I love the stitchery too.

FloS said...

Lovely !!
Florence

Nicky said...

Your bag is wonderful Margaret, I love the birdcage, such a pretty design.

Fiona said...

love your bag...
Hugz

Noela said...

Gorgeous bag and I do love that stitchery. Hugs.....

Susan said...

I think there is a fair bit of "artistic licence" in your design - very sweet.

Cheryll said...

Oh Margaret... your bag is wonderful! Love it!!! :)

Love Bears All Things said...

I love your example.
Mama Bear

Satu said...

Your bag is absolutely gorgeous, Margaret!

Sonia said...

Stunning, that stitchey is so sweet!!

Chookyblue...... said...

Oh I have some of those fabrics.....love them.....you sure did make some changes but it looks great........still incorporating the hexies and stitchery into the project.............

Jenny said...

Its beautiful, twice as many hexes, love the bird. its lovely Margaret.