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........

Friday, March 25, 2016

Finished - Susan Oh 2 Sew

I had this finished by the end of February, but wanted to keep quiet until after GDITC in Nundle...so here it is all done.
sorry the photo is a bit lop sided ...I'll replace it one day,,,


I had Anni sign the label too.

Thanks everyone who participated in the SAL - and a huge congratulations to the "Champions" and well done to the "Toppers"!
Without the SAL I wouldn't have got it finished.

I'm sure know there are another few tops & quilts ready to be posted...just waiting to update the side bar - so please post!!!


Saturday, March 19, 2016

Gardeners Journal Done

Hi all well its been nearly 6 years but I am done .Thanks to Chooky and all the girls that did this quilt I have loved making it and have learnt a lot .I even learnt how to hand quilt to get it finished .so here are a couple of pics for you  hugs to you all Beth

Monday, March 14, 2016

hello sorry

Hi  Everyone

So sorry I am missing from here.
I am behind in comments and so sorry about that. You have been doing some amazing work...........well done.....so many amazing quilts happening.............

Sadly I was hoping my NJ would be finished by this weekend but it is still in a million pieces. So lost I don't know where to start. I as so sad about that but I did some work on it yesterday............reinspired a little and actually had some time.

I will try and catch up some posts in the next few days.

A massive thanks to Susan who has done HEAPS to keep this SAL going when I wasn't able to............

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



Saturday, March 12, 2016

That Great Feeling!

Yes!! My Nature's Journey is finished :) ... What a great feeling of accomplishment :) .... I really enjoyed making this quilt.... I learnt to do needle turn applique, learnt to be patient and not hurry things and  met so many fellow patchworkers while on this "journey"! 

Yes,,, I know my label says 2015 and after some deliberation over the issue decided on 2015 as the top was finished last year (October) but it took me a while to decide on hand quilting it or getting it quilted - having made the decision to get it quilted decided not to add it to the quilter's pile of quilts required by Xmas..... then came the binding job just as the very warm weather arrived and well.... it's very hard to get motivated with a quilt draped over your lap! 
A big thank you to Chooky and Susan for organising our Stitch-A-Long :) :) 

Will be popping by to see progress on all those other beautiful quilts..... and look forward to meeting up again.....(perhaps on another Stitch-A-Long?)
Happy Stitching
Asta

Finished!!



Sammie
Bears at Home

Monday, March 7, 2016

Progress!!!!! A Quilt Top completed!!!!


Well it has been a busy couple of weeks...
but this is how my Nature's was looking two weeks ago today!!!
centre not done, but  appliqueborders finished.....


 but I have been sewing......
 and stitching......
 and stitching..... even 3 at a time......
 and sorting.......
 ... and sewing
 and sorting........
 and sewing.....
 and sewing.......
 and sewing.......
 and finally .... I have made it up to the backing stage - all ready and joined!!!!!!
Now - the massive task of getting top/wadding and base together........
before the quilting starts.....
but hooray - the top has been completed !!
a long way from the first pic here which I took two weeks ago!!!!!


so.... for anyone out there who has put their quilt on the backburner, now is a good time to
get it out  and try and do some progress on it.... cause - it can be done.

you know the tune..... when we want to get something done.... we just do it!!!!.

posted by Dawnie...

Friday, March 4, 2016

Border question please!!!!!

After the "diamond applique" border instructions say trim to  27.5 x 33.5.  Then  - Part 8 says side border measurement  is 30.5"????? (Is this a typo)

I have only  just looked at this hurridly  now and will need to double check ,but  thought i would do a quick post now  before I trim back border 7.

Thanks heaps in advance, will re measure tonight  but thought I would do a quick check first

Edited by Susan
The measurement should be 30.5"
Try this post:





Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Progress...ish!...

Catching up on reading posts yesterdaySaturday Chooky's in which she asked the question "Anyone else working on the SAL at the moment?"...impetus to get the camera out and show where mine is at...
On the design wall...with a bits from the scrap basket that are auditioning or have been cast but still learning their roles...it will get there...one day!...not abandoned just going at its own [slow] pace...

Great tops  being shown Ladies...well done...loving them all...

Happy Stitching...
Annette, Jindi's Cottage