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, August 31, 2011

cracking the whip...........

Ok it's the end of August............cracking the whip..........we have one month to all be finished................FINISHED.............that means bound and quilted so lets get moving...............
I only have the label left to stitch which I hope to get done on Friday while at the cows............
Thanks heaps to Maree Farmyard Crafts for updating the blog for me..............she has permission to do anything here if needed, since it is a group blog with so many members I thought I needed someone else with admin permissions if it was needed any time..............
And cheeky Jo thanks for the birthday post and all the wishes you girls left for me............seems so long ago since the last few weeks have been so busy but thanks to the girls who commented..........I did have a lovely day..............
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Martine emailed me some pics of her Tis the Season quilt..........
You can find her post about it here..........
 the thing I hate about seeing another quilt is that I get another favourite...........so many colour combinations I love............
Martine has tied her quilt which is a great idea..............might steal that idea Martine as I could do it easy down the road............ 
Ok better rush........
Wonderful to see so many finished quilts in my update............another 3 finished.........congrats Sue, Vickie and Dawn.....
Oh and about time Cardygirl posted some progress...........after chatting on the phone and telling me she will get it finished next year she pops up a post showing some progress so she will be stitching and she will get this quilt finished VERY soon.........I know she is a person who HAS TO STITCH SOMETHING DAILY.....I will be cracking the whip at her for sure...........no more gentle gentle after that post...........wonder how much she has got done since this post on the 20th Aug.............she had better show us don't you think...
....we are all in this together so the FINAL COUNTDOWN is on......
....end of September is the DEADLINE.............

Oh and GJ girls...........hope we can see some progress very soon...........been a bit quiet on that front..............
Happy Stitching Chookyblue................

11 comments:

Farmyard Crafts said...

Cardy.... I'd be scared.... VERY scared if I were you...!! ;) Love Martine's colour combinations. I really need to get cracking and get this second quilt top together.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Chooky getting there...on Block C GJ...geeez this one takes a while!!!

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Love her quilt!!!!!!!

Bizzy Martine said...

Thanks Chooky for posting my quilt on your blog !!!
Take care, Martine

Jo in TAS said...

Love the tyeing effect on this quilt, very cute!
HUgs
Jo
PS Chooky I couldn't let your birthday go by un-noticed by the SAL girls!!
PSS I'm not going to mention a certain other quilt's progress!!

Kris said...

Love the tied quilt!

I love it too when you crack your whip Chookyblue! I am mindful of Maree's comment above. I am scared. (Maree must know. She's met you in real life!) So, I must get off this internet and get moving! It's September tomorrow and I have a quilt and a whole swag of projects to finish off! (This Stitch-a-long has been the best fun I've had for ages! Gotta finish cause I really want to join in with the next one.)

kokina said...

Martine,
yuor quilt is for sure the most beautiful, a wonderful choice of colours, it is so chic!
i love it.
and i love the tag on the bottom.
hugs
Kokina

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Lots of great posts lately. Glad I'm not the only one close but not quite finished.

Cardygirl said...

OUCH!!! Named AND shamed...how can I hold my head up now! NO stitching at all here last night, but will make sure I do more tonight...watch this space...you are one intimidating CHOOK!

Satu said...

Martine, you have done a great job! Lovely ideas and colours!! And Chookyblue... I'm shamed of my GJ! It's still untouched = not even started to quilt:( BUT I'll try to finish TIS first and after that GJ...

Susan said...

Hello Miss Chooky amd all the TIS people. I have been working on this too - though I didn't join in ("My Bad" as my daughter would say) BUT the best part of reading these blogs was that 'someone' mentioned Transfer-Eze and since I tracked it down my life has significantly improved. I HATE tracing - especially fiddly things and although I didnt use it for the TIS project I have used it a lot since. I ahev really enjoyed looking at the blcoks as they were posted and there are some great looking quilts at teh nearly finsihed or finished stage. well Done to you all - I will send Chooky a picture soon - and maybe she will show you mine - its a top but not quilted yet. Well done everyone!! Chooky - are you brave enough to do yet another project??