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........

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Gardener's Journal finish and a TTS update.....

this post is a bit late! My Gardener's Journal quilt has been finished for a while but have been trying to get a decent pic - ....so here it is....all done....yay....


Thanks to Chooky for cracking the whip....what a motivator she is!  I am thrilled to have this quilt finished and it probably wouldn't be done if I hadn't joined the SAL .....nothing like a group of friends to keep you motivated and on track......and accountable...LOL

Now...the TTS update......I picked the fabrics to use for this quilt very quickly and got started.....but then I had a change of mind.......then couldn't make up my mind......then went back to the original choice......and got cracking .......these blocks have been done over the past two weeks....and I am pretty happy witht he way they are coming along.  Ignore the upside down block in the middle row........!

So .....mark me off as finished for the GJ quilt.....and the TTS quilt shouldn't (repeat shouldn't) be far behind.....

Til next time...............Lorraine

16 comments:

Jindi's Cottage said...

Wow! Two finishes in the group in one morning...what a bunch of motivators this group is...Congratulations, your GJ looks Fan-tas-tic! and I'm loving the look of your TTS, the stripe is fun...

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Looks Great Lorraine....

helbel19 said...

Fantastic Lorraine, this really is a great group for motivation.

Well done,

Helen

Kris said...

Yes, I like the stripe too! Nice work. So, stitching is happening, huh?

Farmyard Crafts said...

Great job, Loz!! You're doing a great job. Love the fabrics you've used in TTS!

daisy said...

they're great Lorraine - love the Tis the Season fabrics - you've inspired me to get going on mine !

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Gorgeous!

Dawn said...

Wow Lorraine..well done it looks so fabulous...and Tis the eason is ready almosy for Christmas in July...Brr Brr
Hugs Dawn x x x

Pia said...

Beautiful GJ. Congratulations :-)

Love Bears All Things said...

Congratulations on the finish...you're so right, we wouldn't be where we are without Chooky Blue and all the SAL friends.
Mama Bear

Quilt Kitty said...

Scrumptious colours in the GJ quilt. Congratulations on a lovely finished quilt. TTS is looking great too. Tracee xx

Too many eggs said...

It looks great, really don't know if i would of taken on a challenge as big as the Gardeners journal

shez said...

well done Lorraine they look great

Stitched With Prayer said...

Wow, it looks great! I had to laugh at the upside down block though...definitely something I would do, LOL. I've been stitching in the evenings and we are finally having some decent weather here in Utah, USA so I like to sit out by the hummingbird feeders to so my stitching. I'm really loving this project! Hugs...

Grethe said...

CONGRATULATIONS,your GJ is georgeous:-) Love your choice on fabrics on the TTS.
Happy Quilting!!

Chookyblue...... said...

love your GJ.........so glad you have it finished......such a good feeling......thanks for being part of the GJ SAL........
wow you got moving on the TTS SAL once you started...........they are fun to stitch aren't they......love the fabrics..........