Thursday, 12 February 2015

NJ - It's A Start...

The 2015 Stitch-A-Long project, Nature's Journey, is underway...background fabrics collected while jaunting around the place Summer Schooling washed and ironed (yes I'm a pre-washer)...sorted and resorted, until...six cream fabrics in the box...
A session preparing templates, except the centre panel, then moving on to applique pieces fabric selection...
from the scrap bin! looking for civil war/1800's reproduction fabrics/colours...the reproduction stash box made it quite clear of involvement in the project when it comes to the border squares and triangles...I just love playing in the scrap bin, there are all sorts of "donated" treasures in there...floss colours to be determined by the applique block winning fabric...definitely going with scrappy!
Progress so far...one finished, one almost there, and preparation underway...

Yes, I've changed the construction and embroidery stitch...you get that...

Happy Stitching...

14 comments:

Christine M said...

Great start, Annette.

shez said...

awesome blocks Annette.xx

Fiona said...

woohoo... love the look so far...
Hugz

marina said...

you have made an enthusiastic start!
well done.
I like the assortment of background fabrics you have chosen.

Susan said...

What a great start. I like your background too, it can be hard to find good creams.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow ,..looks fantastic xx

Kerry said...

Well, where is the real Annette???? Love your background choices, great start on the blocks.

Anthea said...

lovely start there Annette... it will look anything BUT scrappy!!

Shay said...

This is highly organised of you Chook...what are you doing putting the rest of us slackers to shame like that.

Shout out if you run out of CW scraps and I'll go through mine and send you some.

Jo said...

Good to see some more progress was done on these little beauties

elliek said...

Looking good. I never have just the right scraps so love that scrap box!

Chookyblue...... said...

you doing great............have not got a start yet........

Andrea said...

It's been a while since I dropped in - love the look of the blog - very nice. Hope to stop by more soon.

Sisbabestitches said...

A start and in February, you are so on track! And doing it your way will likely give you a much better shot at staying on track too :) well done :)