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, June 6, 2017

Making a Start

Hello everyone!!
I'm just wondering how everyone is doing and how you are all getting on with BLOCK ONE of our SAL?
Fiona is away this month so I thought I'd better step up and do a post!
It was awesome to see Shez's completed block in the last post....now I am extra happy as I had a chance to get started on my block this weekend.
First of all I got the stitchery done —
— then got busy deciding on fabrics for the rest of the block.
I think these will work :-)
I notice Shez sewed all her's together before doing the applique... I decided to do the applique first.
I cut the background fabric a little bigger than the 8½" x 10½" we need... I cut it at 9"x11". Once I've appliqued I'll cut it back to the right size. I've got into the habit of doing this as sometimes with lots of stitching or applique my fabric gets pulled in a little and the block ends up too small.
Hopefully a couple of nights of hand sewing will see the applique done - then I'll be rummaging again to see what fabrics I'll use for around the outside :-)

I'm looking forward to seeing how you are all getting on...don't be shy to share!
And feel free to email me to ask questions too....
Happy Stitch-A-Long!!
Raewyn.

7 comments:

Susan said...

That looks lovely Raewyn - love the green fabric. I do the same as you and cut the centre bigger then trim back...makes it easier to manage too.

Pieta Laker-Ratcliff said...

I've completed the stocking and about to tackle the stitchery. Taking it slowly and trying to improve my needle turning. I also cut the background a little larger and trim back.

I am said...

Hi Raewyn your wee birdie is so cute,love the fabrics you have picked xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks fantastic ❤️❤️❤️

fernandez said...

hola me gustaria hacer este proyecto, me puede ayudar
saludos desde mi corazon en cristo jesus

desertskyquilts said...

Your bird is great! I've spent our shop hop here looking for fabrics to supplement three I had decided to use. I think I have enough now, and I'll get to sewing next week - this week is already shot. =) Thanks for sharing yours, and your technique for the background. That's how I was thinking about doing it, too.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Looking good Raewyn. I like the green x