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, March 22, 2011

Mission almost accomplished!

So much for focussing on finishing my Gardener's Journal and I've only got two blocks to go. I've been sidetracked by Tis the Season. I've been doing the stitcheries for the past three weeks at nights because I'm enjoying stitching with one colour! Yesterday was my rostered day off and in between painting I managed to stitch the borders on and join the blocks together and here it is...
... just the outside borders to go and these are the fabrics I'll use
So now this little distraction is mostly out the way I might be able to focus back on my Gardener's Journal!

13 comments:

Jo in TAS said...

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Kris said...

THE ENTIRE QUILT!!!

You must have been enjoying it! It looks lovely Jo and I love the fabrics you have used. Redwork kind of "gets" me too!

BubzRugz said...

Ooooh wow... and the blocks look fantastic all together too....
Hugz

Sue W ♥ said...

it looks like Chooky's plan of attack on the sidebar has gone out the window.Your quilt looks fantastic

Farmyard Crafts said...

AMAZING!

Farmyard Crafts said...

Are you going to do any other projects out of the book??

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Just beautiful Jo....

kokina said...

wonderful!

nimble thimble stitchery-do said...

Wow...it's beautiful. You have so inspired me with your fabrics...I am still waiting for my pattern!!! And I need a pattern in front of me to pick my fabric (I'm a visual!)...but maybe not, now that I have seen yours!

Jo in TAS said...

Thank-you ladies! I promise Chooky I will finish GJ next!

Anita said...

Yay for you!!! Looks great!!

Chookyblue...... said...

LOL.......the over achiever........lol.......the blocks look great.......and I like the border fabrics too...
.....you had better show us some GJ progress soon or I might have to get the whip out and crack it...........lol..

do you think you will make any of the quilt projects for the TTS.......

Love Bears All Things said...

I suppose you were on a roll with this one...now get back to GJ...I know it was good to have a break from it but you'll soon have it finished.
Mama Bear