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.....
Chookyblue........

Friday, July 31, 2015

July Done and Dusted

.....And completed with a day  to spare....for a change.

I really enjoyed playing with this block.  Firstly piecing the background and making the most of the toile fabric.


Then it was time to sit and do the applique.  I even tidied up my sewing table.


The applique actually took longer than I had expected.  Once again I had to use some fabric from my stash, as my little scrap bag didn't have any decent sized pieces left.  There are still a few I can cut squares out of for the next borders.


And here we are, all done.


I'm very happy with the way it has turned out and am loving seeing the many other versions that have been completed, especially the bright version.

Now I have to decide how I will attach the diamonds on the next border.  Will I use blanket stitch or will I have to bite the bullet and do some needle turn?  Decisions, decisions......

Thanks Chooky and Susan as always for keeping me accountable.

Cheers

Janice

6 comments:

Susan said...

Lovely block Janice - it WAS a lot of stitching - no matter which way you did it!
Deadline make a lot of difference don't they?

Chookyblue...... said...

looks great Janice.....yes that little scrap box had to smaller pieces for this centre........
well done and once again pleased you made the deadline......

pegsplace said...

Great that you made the deadline. I really love the softness of your background!

Khris78 said...

Wow Janice you did get it done super quick ... Looks great !!

Maria said...

Very nice Janice, clever girl machine appliqueing....

creations.1 said...

Oh wow!! Machine appliqueing!! great job!!