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........

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Almost an M, NOPE it's an M


I'm on my last block, and I'm loving it.

Have you all noticed how pointy this months blocks are. Well I've been struggling. With fray, and awkward points.
I decided to move on to the curvier pieces. And the points were getting better.


But after last nights sewing group tip, of using a toothpick. WOW, those little points are losing and I'm winning. After posting on Instagram and Facebook, a few people asked for a video tutorial, my friend Wendy, found a blog step-by-step, hope it helps.



Happy Stitching, 
Sonia

PS.
So I decided, well my body decided that it was over the no pain no gain, and it needs a rest and recovery day. I do have Forever Always stitching to do, but that one last point was calling me to finish it. So I did! So please can I have an M?



12 comments:

Susan said...

Well done Sonia...those stars are goig to drive me crazy Im sure...loving your colours - so fresh!!

Noela said...

They look very pretty.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow they look amazing x

Sonia said...

Thankyou ladies, I'm itching to start April already but resisting.

Marg said...

Love the colours and thanks for the YouTube tip. I attended a class on needle turn appliqué a few years ago. We were given lots of amazing tips - including the use of the tooth pick. I haven't done enough since then, so a refresher would be great. Thanks so much.

Wendy said...

yay for having March done! Love your color choices.

Susie said...

Love your blocks - the fabric is just stunning. Adore the scrapbook layout too.

Chookyblue...... said...

well done Sonia........the blocks look great.......goodluck with the points........

Alexandra said...

Love your colours... so fresh. Yes I looked at this months blocks last night and was aghast at all the points.... good practice I guess!

Meg Howie said...

Hi Sonia, I love your blocks, the colours are amasing. Your work is so creative. I have to admit, I got stroppy with my star points too, I use the glue method and stuck down, struggling a little. Leep up the good work, I am so looking forward to seeing your finished quilt. Meg

Sonia said...

Thanks Ladies. :)

Jindi's Cottage said...

Love your fabrics...ha ha I can so relate to the moving on from the pointy option...I did exactly the same thing at sewing group this week, took out the pointy ones, looked at them for a minute - and stitched the pears!...thanks for the toothpick tip, will be looking into that one...