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, February 12, 2015

It's A Start...

February is underway...background fabrics collected while jaunting around the place Summer Schooling washed and ironed (yes I'm a pre-washer)...sorted and resorted, until...six cream fabrics in the box...
A session preparing templates, except the centre panel, then moving on to applique pieces fabric selection... 
from the scrap bin! looking for civil war/1800's reproduction fabrics/colours...the reproduction stash box made it quite clear of involvement in the project when it comes to the border squares and triangles...I just love playing in the scrap bin, there are all sorts of "donated" treasures in there...floss colours to be determined by the applique block winning fabric...definitely going with scrappy!
Progress so far...one finished, one almost there, and preparation underway...yes, I've changed the construction and embroidery stitch, you get that...

Happy Stitching...
Annette @ Jindi's Cottage

8 comments:

Jindi's Cottage said...

Hellooo!!!

Susie said...

oh its going to look great. You hearts look a little 'healthier' than mine. Mine seem to be narrower or something.

Susan said...

Great progress Annette - so what did you do instead of the blanket stitch??

Chookyblue...... said...

looking great Jindi......keep up the progress.........

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Lovely

Dawnie said...

Loving all the progress and is great to see how we all work out how we plan to tackle this lovely quilt

Love Bears All Things said...

Your hearts are great...I don't know how you can do the applique first, though. I like the dark blue hearts best.
Mama Bear

Laura Lane said...

Looks like fun to me!

I just noticed that you're new to following me on GFC. Thanks!

I'm going to follow you, too!

Blessings,
Laura Lane
Harvest Lane Cottage