Saturday, January 31, 2015
Yesterday i was returning from my weekly work travel .. stitching our January objective .. meantime i was consuming the last hours!! of January ....and I was wondering if my desired pattern has been arrived at home.
Checking the email I found a kindly mail from Chooky, asking me if i get it .. and I answered her .. hope so!!
and yes!!! it is some envelop from Australia!!!!!!!
but .. I decided to not open yet, so i wait till I be with my quilting friends in my Friday class ..
and the all my pays was confirmed ..
I made a decision for my background fabrics...blues....light blues with "petite" designs:
I am really enjoying all the posts! It is neat to see the choices and sharing!
Peggy, Quebec, Canada
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.
I am so excited to be involved in the SAL this year as I love meeting new friends and especially love Annie's new quilt Natures Journey. I was fortunate enough to see Natures Garden when it wasn't completely quilted, I just had to do it.
Until next time, happy stitching............
.... I've passed my exams ..... I'm a little stap closer to become a nurse ...... but I'll take a little break ...I continue nurseschool in september ..... so I'll have time to stitch ;-) ........ but for now I'm still waiting for the pattern ...... but I have now time to do the stitchery!
Friday, January 30, 2015
...but it's the weekend, so anything is possible!
My pattern for Natures Journey arrived a while back, and I'm still deciding on colours...possibly overthinking it a bit! I'm swaying between a Flower Sugar version, and a Bonnie and Camille inspired version, using scraps from many of their collections. Either way, I'll be using lots of white, tone-on-tone prints for the background, along with some low volume prints.
I'm so excited to be participating in this group again...there is nothing like encouragement and whip-cracking to keep me on task :)
Best get back to my stitching!
Susan (aka suzitee)
Big day today, school swimming carnival but now I am madly stitching to make the deadline. A wine to two and my feet up. Hope I make it in time??? I really wanted to use linen but it's very hard to see the pattern on the light box. Other than dressmakers tracing paper has anyone any ideas.
but really it's "any more stitcheries" for January............
we only have til tomorrow to get them finished...........
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Now I think I have finally decided on these thirties style fabrics and the background will be either this cream or white.
Originally I thought I would be using Tilda, but have changed my mind! I have some other scraps of thirties prints that I will more than likely incorporate as well.
I would welcome any feedback, please.
Do you think it would be ok to have the background all the same colour, eg the cream or white.
I'm Carin from Sweden and my blog is Ullhärvan. This will be my first SAL here even if I've been following you from behind. I'm so excited, it's a beautiful quilt we're doing!
I've finished the January stitchery, but can't decide if I want it to be a cushion or a mini quilt. Decisions, decisions! Not many days left of the month now.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
I haven't finished it yet - as in make it into something, but the stitching is done. I was intending to use the traditional Christmas Colours of Red and/or green, but I stumbled across this one in a LQS and I liked it so much, I instantly decided to use it in this stitchery. Surprisingly (well, maybe not!) I have some Christmas fabric in just these colours.
This is it:
I've gone with the BoM option with Nature's Journey - very excited to get my first package - which should be very soon. Love Anni's fabrics and the choices she makes for her quilts.
I am awaiting my pattern but I thought if I knew a little about the project, I could make a start in the meantime. Can someone tell me if the patchwork squares are 2 inches X 2 inches? I could maybe cut out some of those. Also, exactly what is the stitching in February's section.
I finished the stitching on January's project today and will be getting started on making it into something else soon.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
I've also been shopping (of course) and here are the fabrics I have so far for Natures Journey. Am looking forward to this one, with the small blocks it looks like it will be very achievable.
Was having some problems with my blog, just found Chookyblues fantastic tips and tutorials over on her blog. So now I have the SAL button! Thanks Chooky!
Great to be joining in with you all.
Monday, January 26, 2015
this picture looks a bit pink… but it is red, with ecru stitching and rusty bells.
My pattern has arrived… I'm in Sydney at the moment.. so tomorrow I'm off on a material hunt….AS If I haven't got enough at home already!!!
I am happy to inform you, my pattern has safely arrived from Hatched&Patched! I cannot wait to go home after work and read through the instructions:-)
The shipping time was only 9 days from Australia to Hungary.
Have a nice week, girls!:-)
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