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........

Monday, September 19, 2011

Pieced and Quilted

Well I have finished the Quilt.  I am so proud of myself, as I did not have one block done in August to having them all done (exception of one not sure what to do with it), pieced together and quilted all in about a month.  I really did not want to let Chooky down so I was determined to have this done on the deadline.  Well for 2 days I have been quilting this thinking that it was going to be quick but not at all.  Some have done "In the Ditch" well I had not clue what that was so I was not going to go there.  I did the "Crisscross" as this is the only one that I have done before and that was in 2007 so I am brushing up on my quilting that is for sure.


The back is from the "Fruit Cake" line as well.  I picked this up on my travels to visit my Grandpa, he is not doing well and I really feel that he will be passing soon.  I am glad that I stopped at the shop as it had just this fabric that was perfect for the back and then I found the perfect quilting thread (King Tut).  It w as the best day there as I got a lot of things that I needed and did not need but had to have.

Anyways tomorrow while my son is in School I will be cutting and piecing the boarder to put on and get that done in 10 days.  I am just thankful that I got it quilted, I am always behind on the binding as I just finished one that was a baby gift in October (last year). 

Till Next Time,
Shauna

5 comments:

shez said...

very nice Shauna

Kris said...

Looks good!

Cubby House Crafts said...

You should be proud, loods lovely!
Lisa

Love Bears All Things said...

Did you hand quilt this? Wow!!
Quilting in the ditch just means you quilt in the seam so it doesn't show at all on the front. I like what you've done.
Mama Bear

The Farmyard said...

You should be proud! Have fun binding!!