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........

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Just a thought

Today on Instagram   (cringe Chookyblue)   I noticed a comment by Fiona (Peaceful Threads) on a post by Jeanette (Nette's Quilting Nook) saying she was going to cut 5" squares instead of the 2" square 9 patch blocks.....
"Darn" I thought as I read it - I could have done that too - I am not a "stick to the rules" sort of person  and regard patterns as a starting point and an inspiration to make something and I am not saying I cut corners for the sake of speed, but there are priorities in everything you do - and when you work and have a pile of other projects and Christmas is looming (and an '0' Bithday for DH)....well sometimes an "adaptation" might work.

So, I'll leave it with you...if you haven't already cut your gazillion squares and don't mind being a rebel...it might be worth a try...I don't have any pictures to share with you - just a concept.

And apologies to Anni for deviating off the Journey.

3 comments:

Maria said...

Oh darn wish I had thought of it but I must say I do like the look of the 9 patches...

FIONA said...

Thanks Susan .... I was just looking at it and thinking it was a bit "busy" maybe for me with all the 9 patch squares and I would like to quilt into each of the 5" squares - I have cut them and placed them around the outside and think I'm pretty happy with the result - I've used the red toned fabrics - I might have a picture to show later today ... another day at home in quarantine with the flu !! Having said that I think all the finished quilt tops look fabulous .... so I may regret my decision!

Chookyblue...... said...

more then a cringe........naughty girl......