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, January 8, 2015

Chooky's options............

the other day I was out in the Chookshed.........
I was putting things away and quickly grabbed some fabric choices...........
Gardeners Journal I did in blue stitchery and blue and green fabrics...........
Some Kind of Wonderful I did in 1930's plus others thrown in..........
SOOOOOOO..........
Mine won't be the same an Anni's............I like to make my own choices............make my quilt look like it's mine.......individual.....
&&&&
Option one...........
brights, some Denyse Schmidt, randoms ones I have collected........
not sure as some are bigger prints and there are not many bigger pieces............
The other options of course is blues............
What do you think Emily..............
I just quickly grabbed these and most are from my Blue Lanterns EPP quilt..........need to find some more light ones to add in but sure I have some just need to locate them in the shed...............
there is a hexagon and a 6 pointed star in the blocks so I just had a bit of a play with the blues................not sure if I will use these yet or even if they are the right size............but getting an idea of the colours together..................I will use them in another project if I don't go with the blues for this one anyway...............
I was thinking of asking Anni for the fabric requirements to share (private email not on the blog) with you but after sleeping on it really we can all wait patiently for our patterns to arrive in the mail.........it's not going to kill us waiting..............
the requirements as I see it...............
lots of scraps for all the applique bits and little squares.........lots of lights, mediums and darks..........the more the merrier.......
several background pieces..............
one piece for the inside border............
What are you thinking? 
raiding your stash, Kits, BOM...........
&&&
How is everyone going on the January project............3 are finished now.............
Catch you later
Chookyblue

8 comments:

shez said...

Hi Chooky this stitch a long is going to be so much fun seeing all the different colour versions,not long now before the fun begins.xx

Susan said...

Its all personal choice - I'm going the top lot - its hard for me to get my head around stems and leaves being blue..but that is just me.

Edi said...

I'm in love with the blue :) It will be gorgeous :)

Edi said...

I'm in love with the blue :) It will be gorgeous :)

Khris78 said...

Maybe you can do two quilts ;)) one bright and one blue ... Hehe ... no really I love the blues !!!

creations.1 said...

I would have to say the brights - mine will be scrappy brights - the colours in the quilt tend to drag me down (each to their own of course) - the blues would be different though.

Fiona Ransley said...

Big decision - I like both options :) Rather you than me

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Go the brights xxx