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........

Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Gardener's Journal Quilt is Finished!!!!

I am very excited to report I have finished my Gardener's Journal Quilt!!  Completely!!!   My dear friend Jenny quilted it for me and I picked it up on Friday afternoon after work.  I sewed the binding on yesterday afternoon and then handstitched the binding down while watching the ladies Australian Open tennis final last night.    I hand stitched on the label this morning and there we have it!! 

A close up of some of Jenny's fantastic quilting - the brief to her was "just do what you think" and I'm really happy with what she has done!


My quilt label all stitched on!


And although not a fantastic photo, I got my dear husband to hold it up outside in the sun in the hope that you could see some of the detail in the quilting!    I love it - thanks Jenny for quilting, and thanks so much to Chooky and the gang for inspiring us all to get going on this lovely lovely quilt!    Bring on "Tis the Season" Stitch A Long !!



10 comments:

Cubby House Crafts said...

Congratulations!!!! No wonder you are excited...its beautiful! Your friend has done a beautiful job on the quilting too
Lisa

Sylvia said...

Wow, Fiona, it looks wonderful. I took mine to the quilter on Friday.

Chookyblue...... said...

Fiona your quilt looks great.........perfect binding time.........the tennis was good........
thanks for being part of the SAL.......

shez said...

Well done Fiona it looks fantastic and love your choice of colours.
cheers Shez
http://shez-enjoyinglife.blogspot.com

helbel19 said...

Just beutiful Fiona, great quilting too. Isn't this wonderful watching all these quilts coming together.

Great job Fiona

Helen

DAWNIE said...

Fiona this looks absolutely fantastic no wonder you are thrilled. Cant wait to see it close up.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Just beautiful Fiona and I love the label. Perfect the finish it off.

Shiree said...

Fiona it is stunning!, well done, I am still deciding on borders, decisions....I am sure you are going to be very happy with this quilt. Now roll on March huh

Kate said...

Love the quilting you had done on it, its looks fantastic.

Grethe said...

CONGRATULATION on a LOVELY finished
quilt! Your colours are very nice and the quilting part looks super.
Like the label you have written:-)