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.....
Chookyblue........

Thursday, January 31, 2013

What deadline - what pressure?

Can't believe I haven't felt any pressure getting this done by today! Who am I kidding?? You MUST excuse the horrendous background - hubby's wishful man cave. (only myself and little tackers home so couldn't ask them to hold it up - they would only make it to the first block!). I just needed to photograph quickly on my phone, and blog to show you the top is done!!!


Not without some issues I might add. I was in such a rush that I didn't press one seam!! nope! so obviously the alignment is out of whack but I will just have to deal with that. Its all leaning to the side. I envisage over the next evening or so I will be standing up in front of the TV for two hrs or more trying to press this humongous thing!



This is my backing fabric - quite a contrast but I wanted that. And Denise Schmidt fabric at $4 metre from spotlight was a bargain I thought.

Now my biggest issue is how to quilt it - I think some FMQ would be wonderful but I'm not attempting it on this huge quilt. So I was thinking of hand quilting in the thin hand quilting thread (not sure what it is called - not Pearl 8 like I normally use) with some free motion designs I will draw on. Mostly on the strips - not the blocks.

Anyway, a weight off my shoulders - now to complete my next Jan project by this evening. I cut out the shoe bag template from the Anni Downs book and didn't realise there is a smaller template of the shoes in the back. Fortunately, my Red Home book arrived this week so I may just look at doing the thread catcher instead.

Happy Stitching All, Love Susie

8 comments:

Susie said...

:)

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG the pressure..........your quilt is gorgeous.......heading to update the sidebar now........and looking forward to seeing the thread catcher tonight.........lol......no pressure.......

Larissa said...

Looks fantastic Susie!! ... Better get a move on the table runner I have sandwiched, so I can get back to my SKoW!!

Cherise said...

Congrats on the finish! It's look fabulous! The backing will definitely be a contrast but very nice! :)

laura said...

Hurray for a beautiful finished top!

Susan said...

Great finish the "man cave" looks just fine to me...

Pat said...

Congrats on the finish!!

Wendy said...

Beautiful! congrats on your finish.