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 5, 2015

Shopping for backgrounds

I am finally ready to begin the stitch a long. Spotlight in Australia have a fantastic sale right now, where we can buy 10 FQ's for $10, so I took this opportunity to buy a number of low volume prints for the background blocks... along with a tonne of other bright prints. Any excuse to buy more pretty fabrics, right?




I particularly like this chicken print. Isn't it fun?




I have my book and I have my fabrics, so I'm ready to raid my scrap tubs and make a start on the first months stitching fun.

6 comments:

Susan said...

great to see so many variations!

Noela said...

I like your fabrics, will look forward to seeing your blocks. Hugs....

Susie said...

Gorgeous fabrics. They certainly didn't have those at my local spotlight.

Pinnylea Creations said...

Oh I love a good spotty sale; really like the chook fabric too xxx

nimble thimble stitchery-do said...

You will be impressing Chooky alright with your rooster/chicken fabric. Teachers pet! LOL

myung a Choi said...

Love your fabric!!