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, December 4, 2012

SKOW Stitch Along- Whew, Finished!

Hi All
Below are pics of Laura's quilt. She has finished her quilt and below are pics and the email she sent to me.
Laura has changed quite a few of the blocks.........enjoy
Laura thanks so much for sharing this with us...........
Chookyblue............

Hi Chooky,

I wanted you to see that despite starting late (Feb)  Super Storm Sandy and other life curve balls I have finished.
My first stitch along, my first needle turn, the biggest quilt I have ever made AND that I FMQ myself. After quilting the strips as I went along, that final " when all the strips were sewn together" FMQing,took longer and required more stamina than I thought it would. I was determined not to get discouraged and the "deadline" kept me at it.
Thank you so much for pushing me along and getting it done. I have so enjoyed every- one's quilt interpretations and comments.
You are an inspiration of kindness and impetus.

Hugs,
Laura

9 comments:

Fiona said...

great finish Laura.... and so much learnt doing this quilt.... I'm sure you are very pleased with it...
Hugz

Yvonne W said...

What a lovely quilt--- I like your red binding-- gives it an extra lift.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

A beautiful finish and I love looking at your blocks that you have personalised. Huge congrats on the finish. hugs

Susan said...

Love all your different blocks - you too need "design credit" - and a great idea to do some of the quilting as you went along. Well done - congratulations!

shez said...

looks fantastic Laura.xx

Love Bears All Things said...

I love the blocks you designed.
Mama Bear

La Pecora Nera said...

Hi, great quilt!!! Congratulations!!!
Emanuela

Anne Heidi said...

Congratulations on a wonderful finish!! Your quilt looks great!

Susie said...

This quilt is beautiful. I love the subtle changes and amazing to know it was her first for a lot of aspects too. I'm underdecided whether to try FMQ or not also!