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........

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Making some progress

Working on blocks for part one.

One thing I am challenged with is centring the pieces. I guess as time goes on this may not be as much of a problem.

If anyone has any tips be happy to accept them.




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12 comments:

Simone Harding said...

:)

Susan said...

I have been folding my squares in half - both ways - a finger press and making a small mark on the edge...that does help..and the lines on the circle & squares etc can line up then..
Love that background too.


Chookyblue...... said...

haven't made a start yet.....

creations.1 said...

I fold in half both ways and finger press. I also do the same to the circle and square templates. I can still manage to be a little off centre sometimes!! Fir the squares and circles I poke a hole in the centre where the 2 lines cross and put a pin/needle through it and the centre of the fabric , push the template down, straighten it and then trace around it. Hope that helps!!

Nays Place said...

I draw a line with my frixion pen - it comes off when ironed - i use the orange a lot on white and cream ��

Pinnylea Creations said...

I haven't got that far - still cutting out blocks x

Show and Tell said...

Hi Simone, Maybe stitch the applique first, press and then transfer the other markings on.Hav efun with them :)

FloS said...

Lovely basket !!
Florence

Sue W ♥ said...

great advise girls, I use the Friction pen method also

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks great Simone I do the fold,on quarters and finger press x

Maria said...

Yes , folding in quarters sounds like the way to go..
Cute basket.

Susie said...

I generally just guess mine. Have only appliqued one circle and its not centred but I'm not worried.