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, May 30, 2017

Getting Ready

Hello my friends.
I live in New Zealand on the east coast of the North Island.
In Central Hawkes Bay.
Our home is in a village but a little mini lifestyle block.


Now what I have put aside for getting ready to start this Christmas Quilt.
I brought the stripe for my binding of this quilt.
I will cut this on the bias.
The mottled red is to be included as well.:)
Thinking of changing some thread colours
to work in with my choice of fabrics.


I tipped out my box of Christmas fabrics to see what would go !!
Tillie decided to be in on the fun. :)
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

5 comments:

Susan said...

Hi Clare

Maybe Tillie can help choose your fabrics??

Susie said...

Love the stripe fabric - and Tillie too. Don't Hawkes Bay make beautiful wines?

Fiona said...

Hi Clare, fabric choosing often takes me so long... I do love your stripes for the binding...
Hugz

Raewyn said...

HI Clare - I love that stripe! Looks like you have a good Christmas stash to choose from :-)

desertskyquilts said...

Two great fabrics, definitely a good start, and I know you'll find others hiding under Tillie. She needs to help you stitch, too!