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, August 2, 2011

gold stars all round...........

Finally I got some time to sit and update the SAL blog................
you girls get a gold star for effort...........
I had to update from Jo's post on the 20th July - 30 posts and comments later I hope you have seen the 4 finished quilts in that time.....and lots of stitching........well done girls............you all get a gold star for effort
keep up the great work...........hopefully I can share mine soon.......life is out of control here at the moment.....basically I come home to eat, wash and sleep and out again........it's not even organise chaos
...I've got the June blocks done a few weeks ago and the July blocks are stitched with one border to add.........and I have started hand stitching August blocks...........both are traced...........

The sidebar is updated and if Jeanette, KateS and Teresa could check their totals as I am not sure i am right.........
If your behind schedule hope you can give it a bit of a push and catch up..........would be great if we could get all the blocks finished in August..........

AND..............
GJ girls..............get stitching............need to see some movement on the sidebar there..............some of you are so close it would be great to get some more finishes...........crack that whip...............LOL.........

Take Care and Happy Stitching...........Chookyblue

9 comments:

Janice said...

Hi Chooky -

I am one of those who opt to stitch first and add the borders when I get all the stitching done, so I have 7 of 12 blocks stitched, but no borders on yet. With the definition of a finished block including the fabric I won't get to show my blocks until I am almost done with the quilt. Though I am still behind with the stitching. I really am enjoying this project and I would not have started it without this blog. Keep encouraging us. It helps.

Janice

Tonya said...

I have one that just needs pieced together. Hopefully soon. :(

Jeanette said...

I think that's right. I know i've only got to work on this month's & it's ready to go together.

Farmyard Crafts said...

I'm so excited to have one finished. I wonder how long it'll take for #2 to get done!!

Kate-Show and Tell said...

Hi Chooky, KateS here.....I have posted 11 finished blocks and are working on my last 2.......I don't mind if you leave the side bar.....After my next post I will have 13 anyway....Have a great day....

Vicky said...

Congrats to everyone who has finished!!

I am currently hand quilting mine, so it is slow going but I am planning and doing at least 1 to 2 blocks per day. It should be ready to share in the next couple of weeks :-)

Thanks for the gentle proding Chooky :-)

Vicki ♥ said...

Congrats to the girls who have finished :) Well done. I have done all the blocks and have put them together and put one border on around them all but want to put another one on and then its quilt it and put the binding on. hugs Vicki xx

Jo in TAS said...

I will have the GJ finished soon!!

Love Bears All Things said...

Just when you think you're caught up, I come along to change it. No worry.
I know that I have 13 Blue work and 4 Red work. At least I think that's
correct.
I just love these projects.
Mama Bear