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........

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My First Block is FINISHED!!!

Yippee.  My first block is finished and I am so happy with it.  What do you think?  Also, the inner and outer borders (I think) I am using are shown.  Should I add some of the inner and outer borders to the quilt blocks also?  I have the stitcheries traced for the next block and only 6 days left to complete it - won't happen - but at least I feel like I am in the game!

Thanks to everyone in this stitch-a-long for their comments, advice, support.  It is so much fun to be making this quilt together.



8 comments:

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Lori! Well done on finishing a block ... doesn't matter if you're a little behind right now, I'm sure you'll catch up and your block looks fabulous! Your fabrics are such pretty colours - your quilt sure is going to look like a garden fit for a Gardener's Journal gardener to be playing in! :0) And your border fabrics look great too. Bear Hugs! KRIS

Kayly said...

I love your choice of fabrics. They fit the theme very well. Glad you got your block done. Keep up the good work.

Grethe said...

Your first block there is very nice ! Lovely fabrics and lovely stitching!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Well done on finishing your first block. You beat me by "that much" he he. I finished mine tonight. Just waiting for the slow poke internet connection to do the upload thingy.
Love the pink for your inner border.

Love Bears All Things said...

Yea!
I like the border fabric especially the one with the roses. I looked at fabric yesterday but haven't bought any yet.
I think the second block went faster than the first for me so you'll catch up fast.
Mama Bear

Lolastitchida said...

Thanks everyone for your great comments! I appreciate all of your advice and support. It took me a long time to upload my photos also on that horrible dial up internet.

Cubby House Crafts said...

Your quilt is going to be beautiful! Such pretty fabrics you have chosen!
Lisa

Chookyblue...... said...

Lori great work on getting your first block done........I am sure you will catch up soon........love the choices for borders....I probably wouldn't put any red in it but maybe the big floral......