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, January 27, 2015

Start and a Finish - FlowerandLinen

So I initially thought I would make a candle mat but I then changed my mind to a little wall hanging. 


I was really happy with it as it was done using scraps. Scraps of thread, batting pieces sewn together, left over strips from my Tis the Season quilt, and left over binding. Oh and two bits of backing fabric sewn together. 

I went through a large part of my stash and decided on a pink and green theme for  my Nature's Journey quilt - relatively in tune with natural colours. (or so I think now). 


My intention is to incorporate these beautiful scraps (below), given to me by Aunty. Such delicate and pretty fabrics. She is a gifted sewer and wonderful person. She has lived alone in the country for ten years and I periodically send her photos of my projects with an explanation on the back of the photographs. Sadly she has just gone in to palliative care the other day.  


So more fabric in the tub to choose from. 


Hoping to prep my first couple of blocks tonight. 

Happy Stitching All
Susie

8 comments:

Susan said...

Love your fabric choices - and it will be a very special quilt using all those bits from your aunt.

Susie said...

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creations.1 said...

Love your border fabric in your little wall hanging. Pretty fabric choices for the SAL - and special memories to be sewn in also!

Fiona said...

lovely little hanging and how wonderful to use some of the cottons from your Aunty in your quilt...
Hugz

The Snowflower Diaries said...

Love your fabrics! your quilt will be really-really special with your dear Auntie's beautfiul deliquate fabrics. She is very blessed to have you as a family!
Hugs+++
Maja

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

A lovely finish and very special vintage fabrics will look great!

Chookyblue...... said...

Sorry to hear about your Aunty but how special to have some of her fabrics to include in your quilt..........your Christmas wishes looks lovely.......

Meg Howie said...

Love your colour selection, your quilt is going to look beautiful. It is so nice when you have fabric from elsewhere. So looking forward to seeing your work come together.