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........

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Still Prepping

I started the month by gathering my fabrics ànd cutting the base blocks, sashings and borders.



I am using a "Winterberry" charm pack for the 4.5" squares and some 2.5" squares with the remaining squares and applique from my stash. Instead of red/green I've been wanting to work using blues in a Christmas quilt and found a lovely blue/gold for the sashings and have gone with a pale blue base fabric for the blocks.

Doing "scrappy" is something I struggle with and need to have some control over fabric placement ... so ... prep, prep, prep. All the 2.5" squares and 4.5" squares are cut and layed out ... ready for sewing.


I also need a bit more of the blue/gold for sashings. My apologies for not following the plan exactly but I will start on the stocking shortly .... promise.

10 comments:

Susan said...

Narelle - this is lovely - we all need to work in our own way - and what suits us - so just go for it! Love the touches of blue.

Maria said...

WOW! You are really getting organised. Well done Narelle.

Raewyn said...

Good on you Narelle for making such a poisitive start! I agree, we all need to work in the way that suits us best :-)

Pieta Laker-Ratcliff said...

It's looking lovely especially with the blue. Working with scraps or my stash is quite challenging for me too. I guess that why the stash doesn't diminish; I keep buying more!

I am said...

Hi Narelle ,love your fabric choices and i agree with Susan we all work differently,welldone xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

So organised ❤️❤️

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love how it is looking Narelle....the blue looks great....all the fun buts ahead for you now after all that hard work xx

laura said...

I can relate. What a huge start you have. Love seeing the progress. Laura

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

You are further than I am! I struggle with scrappy too... your layout is looking great! xx

Fiona said...

That looks so organised..... and such lovely fabrics...
Hugz