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........

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Pattern ordered

After much deliberation, I have decided to go with the BOM option. Yes, I undoubtedly have lots of fabric choices in my stash that would be very suitable, but there are a few reasons why I've chosen the BOM. Firstly, I love Anni's fabric choices as well as her patterns, so feel very happy about the quilt I will be making. Secondly, three of my kids are competitive swimmers. Requires long hours of waiting as well as all the things expected of parents of sporting kids. I'm on the club committee and involved in administration of meets, etc. Thirdly, my parents are both elderly and their health issues have dramatically increased in the last twelve months.  Things don't look good for 2015. So, that was the final part of my decision. I know that I could spend many nights trying to select a piece of fabric and agonise and procrastinate. This way, it's just prepare the appliqué or stitchery and sew.  The idea of sewing is very appealing. Looking forward to getting started. Early February is proposed start for the BOM. 

4 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

Hi Marg..........great to hear the pattern is ordered........

Sylvia said...

Great idea, Marg. I am using my fabrics and have already spent a while choosing bits and pieces!

Susan said...

Marg, sounds as if you are going to be busy, so its ideal that you choose what works best for you. Its going to be fun no matter what!

Larissa said...

Sounds like a well-thoughtout and considered plan!! I considered getting the BOM too, but finances dictated that I just get the pattern and try to use as much stash as I can before purchasing more fabric :) I look forward to watching your quilt grow over the coming months!! It truly is a gorgeous fabric selection Anni has in this pattern!!!