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.....
Chookyblue........

Friday, October 7, 2011

progress....


Finally i am making some progress on my Quilt


The label is on 
i used a little bit of the border fabric to border my label


the quilt is under the needle and the quilting has been started


all the centre blocks have been quilted 

i have sketched up the quilting design and now
just need to be brave
and drop the feed dogs
and do the free motion quilting . . . .

it always scares the willy's out of me dropping the feed dogs
but the only way i am going to learn is
practice practice practice

so wish me luck girls

Trish

5 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

I look forward to see the complete quilt!
I have finised stitching 2 blocks now, so I am way behind, but, I hope to get to it soon (o: Wonderful to be inspired by so many people.

Love Bears All Things said...

I have yet to try the free motion quilting on anything for real...it is scary. I started quilting mine yesterday and should finish it this weekend.
I love the red check fabric.
Mama Bear

Kris said...

Take the free motion quilting on! You're right, practice is how you improve, so take every opportunity! Your quilt is looking great!

Chookyblue...... said...

go for it.........it's not too big a quilt to attempt........

Susan said...

Yep - I am with you - free motion is not really my thing - but I know I have to practice and Chookyblue is right - its a reasonable size to work on. (I have heard that a needle plate that is designed for straight stitching only really helps - I have found that to be true even for straight line quilting). But often I use the decorative stiches on my machine to quilt. (Cheating I know) Good Luck