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........

Saturday, January 31, 2015

January stitched.

Hello. My stitchery is done but it isn't made into anything yet. I do have a plan which involves my sewing machine, which is packed away for the moment. Just a few more days I think.

I have been working on choosing my fabrics for the quilt. I do intend using my stash so I have to go with the colours I find there. I was looking for a more blue selection but my neutrals have more of a greenish tint so that will be it. Last year (I think it was May) a group of us went on a road trip up to Lynnette Anderson's shop and a friend and I decided to share a fat quarter bundle. We cut them into 1/8 ths and I think they should be just right. I have also found some extra bits from my stash to go with them.

On the same day we visited a fabric discount store where they were selling Anni's range of fabric called Love to Garden, which I couldn't leave there even though I didn't have a plan then. I have pulled those out as well and they will be my guide for colour selection. I know there is plenty in my stash to add to this.

So now I have some preparation to do in getting my applique ready.

Lynda (bettsylyn)

 

4 comments:

Susan said...

Lynda, I think you have a great collection going..

Noela said...

The fabrics will look great in the quilt. Hugs....

Chookyblue...... said...

lucky you on the shopping front.........nice fabrics.......hope you get your stitchery finished soon.....get that machine out fast........

Jenny said...

Looking good