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 2, 2015

Getting my Nature's Journey act together! (Peggy' Quebec, Canada)

I cut my blues into 7 X 7 blocks and 4 X 4s.  Notice the templates? The upside down margarine container for the 5 inch circle (marked into quarters and placed on the fold lines and then traced).  The small 2-inch circle template from a set that I have. And for the square:

 I used my 2 1/2 inch square, entering the middle onto the middle of the fabric, tracing two sides and then turning to trace the other two sides.

I was feeling rather proud of my inventiveness until I realized that the embroidery will have to wait  a few days or until next week-end BECAUSE I don't have the DMC floss :(...I was thinking of 844.  Any ideas of a replacement? I do have quite a stock of of floss but thought I would stick to the directions.  I am a hexagon maniac so I will finish up my hexagon deadline and decide on the floss situation.

I am eager to see how everyone else is doing on their blocks.

Oh...I have a question.  Is there a trick to get even blanket stitches?

Happy sewing from Peggy in Quebec, Canada!

10 comments:

Sue W ♥ said...

clever thinking Peggy, sorry I can't help with the even spacing, I just stitch as even as I can, I am sure it will look great when all sewn together

Susan said...

you could try marking little dots with something that will disappear....

Pinnylea Creations said...

Very clever inventiveness. I'm putting off the hexies - they're a bit scary for a first timer x

Marlene said...

Hi Peggy! Regarding the blanket stitch, I decided that I was not going to get too hung up on it, the differences in the size of my stitches I am deeming creative ! That's my theory anyway.
Your fabrics look divine!

Love Bears All Things said...

You're very inventive. I was wondering about cutting all of the blocks ahead of time or just month by month. Don't know, it might be overwhelming to do them all at once. You ask a good question.
Mama Bear

Bizzy Martine said...

Lovely fabrics!!! and for the blanket stitch.....practice ;-)

Chookyblue...... said...

HI Peggy.......looking nice and organised..........
just use some of the threads you have......you could use a few different ones.........
haven't started yet so no tips for the blanket stitch........

Susie said...

those blues are beautiful

Joy McD said...

Love the blues... I marked all the blanket stitches... not sure it helped though, lol! xxx

nimble thimble stitchery-do said...

Hexies are fun I must admit. And the blanket stitch will come with practice but the scares part for me is the appliqué! I'm waiting for those magic applique sticks from Lynette Anderson. Hopefully I will catch on quickly.