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........

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Some Kind of Wonderful SAL begins............

I posted about the possible next SAL quite awhile ago............seems most of you missed it.....but you girls who have finished the current SAL and saw the post are bursting the start............
I never thought I would get past the Gardener's Journal SAL so with 2 SAL's down your all keen to find something else to work on together.............
The requirements I have for picking a project is it has to be in a book and the book still available..........BOM pattern's each month makes for a huge expensive quilt just with the pattern...........
Also it is something that won't have everyone doing the exact same fabrics............I love seeing what everyone has picked...........
Anyway as soon as I saw Anni's new book I knew this was the next SAL............some of you girls also suggested it too.............
So the Stitch-a-long for 2012 is 
The quilt we will be working on is "My Favourite Things"...........
i'll also be making some of the other projects in the book but the next SAL will be this quilt............
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Also as an incentive to have the previous SAL's finished I will only let you join in this one once you have finished the others....(only the SALS you had committed too)
.........(Peg you can start to pick your fabrics once you have the TTS finished)
I know some of you are keen to start so I have worked out a plan of attack..............
really you can do what you want but it is nice when we are working on the same sections at the same time.............keeps people motivated............
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The next few months people are busy Christmas sewing so I have given from now til the end of December to get the first section done.............Sorry about my dodgy lines but you get the idea...........some block piecing/applique/stitchery and strip piecing each month..............
By December -patty cakes, umbrella, tea, jeans, suitcase,
January -chocolates, daisy
February - ice cream, hot chocolate, book 
March - house, flowers
April - tree, rainbow
May - sewing, best friends
June - shoes, cat
July - butterfly, bird, sun
August - chair, heart, present
September - piecing quilt together (although this may happen as you go along)
October - quilted bound FINISHED.
There are only 1 or 2 places left on the SAL blog......
.....I added 2 girls today who are joining us on the SKofW SAL.......
......BUT could you please let me know if you have finished the TTS SAL and your not planning on going to this SAL I'll take you off this group blog.
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Of course your very welcome to stay in the group if you would like to join in the new SAL.........but if your not finished the current SAL's please hurry as best you can..............
Unfortunately if you're reading this and want to be part of the SAL I can only add you in if I have a free spot on the SAL...and you are a blogger.............
(you can always start a blog it is pretty easy and heaps of fun...........)
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Looking forward to seeing what fabrics people are going to pick for Some Kind of Wonderful.........
Keep Stitching............
Chookyblue...........

Together we can achieve lots - welcome to the 3rd Stitch-a-long

PS SAL girls you need to leave a comment here to get added to this SAL..............

100 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I only have the bind to go so I can pick out my fabrics tomorrow.....LOL...sounds fantastic Chooky, please count me in...I am going to be on the ball this time....Dale is way Chooky so please add her name as well....xxxxx

kokina said...
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kokina said...

i am in.
thanks so much Chooky :)

Fiona said...

I'd love to join in again.. just ordered the book... thanks..
Hugz

suzitee said...

Count me in Chooky! I've fully completed my Tis The Season, and my Gardeners Journal top is at the quilters (and has been since before Christmas!!!) but I'm hoping it will be back some time this month...and when it's finished, I'll make a start (if I can hold out that long!) I also have two friends who would love to join this blog if there's a spare space or two...they both have blogs :) Can you let me know as soon as some spots are available please?
Woohooo...can't wait to get started! Keep up the great work girls...you KNOW you'd love to join in :)

Marg H said...

Count me in. So enjoyed TTS.

Cheers

Marg

Vickie said...

please Miss count me in..

Farmyard Crafts said...

PLease please. I guess I'll have to get it before Christmas then!! ;)

Ooooo..... I wonder if people will finish their quilts in order to stay?! ;) I HOPE SO!

Maria said...

I'm in!!!

By Hoki Quilts said...

Yeah, Chookyblue has spoken - waa hoo we're on for another SAL. I've got the book, now to raid my stash - let the games commence. : )
hugs to all
Miche'le

bettsylyn said...

I'm hurrying....I'm hurrying... And in answer to Farmyard Crafts - yes, Maree,I'll be doing my best to finish. I have my book for this one already. Please please...

Joy McD said...

I need a bit of time to see if I can get the book sent here, so.... can I tell you in a week or so? Thanks,
lv,
Joy

Farmyard Crafts said...

Good girl, Lynda!! I know you can do it!! :)

rosane.mortensen said...

Hello , I'm in too. just love the book as well.

Sylvia said...

Hi Chooky. I would love to join the SAL again and will try to get my Christmas quilt done soon.

Tess said...

Count me in Chooky...I have my book, fabric and ready to go. Yes, yes, I know I haven't finished my GJ, it will happen but at least I finished my TTS on time.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Hi, I have been following all your progress for a while and if you have the space I would love to join in on this one ..Please

Kindly let me know. Thanks, Sharon

Deborah said...

I am just finsihing my binding on my TIS quilt. So please count me in the new Stitch A Long please. Now I am off to order my book!! Thank you for all hard work keeping on task.

Lyn said...

Yes, please, I want to stay in and do this one. Am partially prepared as I have the book already, so now to begin sorting out what fabric to use...

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Sounds great Chooky...have spent the last couple of hours looking through my stash...I'm not finished GJ yet...so if I don't make this SAL I might work alongside you all...Dzintra

Sue W ♥ said...

I'm in, have the book sitting on my desk eagerly waiting to start

helbel19 said...

ooo yes please count me in, I'm a good girl.... I've finished TTS plus 1 project and GJ..... I have my book and fabric all ready.

Thank you

Chooky

Jeanette said...

My TTS is still at the quilters. I'm not wanting to do next years SAL.

Susan said...

Please let there be space for me - I have the book, some fabrics, some tracings and the schedule all ready to go!!! (and please let me win Lotto so I can give up work and spend all my time keeping up to date!!)

Cubby House Crafts said...

Not sure if my previous comment came through but please count me in!
Lisa

Theresa said...

I would love to join in with this please if you have a space.

RossysPatchwork said...

Dear Chooky
Its so beutiful,But I start the Mysteri Quilt from Veronique Requena und Idont habe more time.I hope your well and I love all Tis the Seasons they was Wonderful.
Hugs from Berlin
Rossy

Ann said...

Hi chooky, I would love to be involved in the next SAL if you have anymore spaces. I have really enjoyed watching everyones TTS quilts come together. Congratulations to all that have finished.
Thanks Ann

Dawn said...

count me for the new one please...only two blocks to do on GJ and then assemble quilt..will be done by Dec promise, promise....
Hugs Dawn x x
P.S.....I am sure Jude from JudesStuff will be in too she has gone away for two weeks..she has finished her TTS..

Kris said...

Excellent way to crack that whip Chookyblue! Inspired. Yes, I want to do the new SAL, SKofW. I will be finishing off my TTS as soon as humanly possible! (Definitely before next weekend!)

Bizzy Martine said...

Hi Chooky, can I please enter the SAL??? I began Tis the season in july and finished it end of august, so please can I enter???
Take care, Martine

Tracey said...

I would totally love to do the SAL 2012. I have a very good friend Suzietee who has given me all the info. I hope there is room for me.
love me :-)

Satu said...

Hi Chooky, here is one naughty girl from Finland:(... My GJ and TTS are both at the sandwich -stage. BUT I promise that my TTS will hang on my wall at THIS CHRISTMAS! So is there any possibilities for me to join and stitch Something Wonderful with you????

Cardygirl said...

Looks great, but I will just finish my TTS I think...you can give my place to someone if you need...I will just happily follow everyone's progress!

Leonie said...

I'm a 'newbie' to these SALs but I'd love to join in this new one if there's room! I have the book-just need to get fabric sorted.

Elisa said...

Chooky, I'm stitching! I'm stitching as fast as I can! TIS top is done and backing is in the washing machine now I will be busting butt this week! Save my spot :) Woot! Another SAL with this new group - can't wait. Now I have to learn appliqué!

Yvette said...

I am in!

FloS said...

Hi Chookyblue !!
Can I take part to your wonderful SAL ????
I'm new but I promise to follow your instructions ! :)))
Waiting for news...
Florence

Linda said...

Hi there i am one on suzitee's friends who would like to join if possible.
Thanks
Linda

Lolastitchida said...

Yes I am definitely joining this SAL! I have finished my TTS quilt and it will posted today! Can't wait.

Thanks
Lori

Sue said...

Mine is together with small border, just can't decide what to put on the big border, even have backing fabric, binding and batting ready. I hope to get it done next week, but I also have a new grandchild due next week in fact if my DIL doesn't have it over the rest of the weekend she has to got to hospital Tuesday and have bub induced. Jaclyn is 5' nothing and is all baby, there is no more room for it and she is exhausted

Sue said...

OH and BTW I want to stay and do the next one too

Love Bears All Things said...

Uh Oh, this sounds serious....I promise to finish TTS by the time my new book arrives on the 6th of October....I'm in.
Sammie

Larissa said...

Oooh! I have enjoyed watching the TTS SAL come along - and love every version I have seen! Have got my own copy of the pattern now to do myself.
I purchased SKoF a couple of months ago and was wanting to make up this quilt, but couldn't fathom trying to do it by myself ... this is a great pattern for a SAL. I realise there probably aren't any places, but I am definitely keen to follow alongside you guys. I will try to keep roughly to your schedule...looks well thought out and achievable!!
Looking forward to the coming versions of this gorgeousness!!!

Pip said...

I finished my TTS quilt a little while ago, I have decided not to participate in the next SAL so I will relinquish my spot on the blog as I can see there are plenty of eager stitchers ready to stitch Some Kind of Wonderful. I will still be following the blog and watching everyone's progress.

barb's creations said...

I'm still working on finding the border materials for my TIS quilt but I'm not hurrying as both parents have been in and out of hospitals the last month so I'm not pressuring myself to get it done.
I like the look of the new SAL and have ordered the book but I wont be joining in this one as I want to finish my TIS quilt so I might just plod along at my own pace if I do decide to do it.
Thanks for cracking the whip Chooky as I certainly wouldn't have got as far as I have with my TIS quilt if I hadn't joined in the fun.
I hope all the girls who join in the new SAL have as much fun as I have with this one :) Barb.

Lorraine said...

Oooooops..that will teach me not to read all the way to the end of a post! I am finishing my TTS this weekend and would love to join in the SKoW SAL....my GJ quilt would still be a UFO if not for the SAL group...and now it is finished and hanging up where I can enjoy it every day! Thanks Chooky..hope there is room for me in the SKoW...and I will post a pic of the finished TTS later today or tomorrow.... :)

Shiralee Stitches said...

Who can say no to another quilt, and especially stitching along with everyone else....so please count me in again.....I'll try and keep up...lol...

Susie said...

Hey Chooky - I'm moving house this coming weekend but would love to do the SKoW. I already have the book. I just need to buy batting for my TTS quilt - my top is completed!(backing fabric already purchased). Just need to put it altogether and machine quilt it....pretty please? Susie

Kate-Show and Tell said...

Count me in please Chooky....Hugs Kate....

Wendy said...

Hi Chooky, I missed out on the TTS stitch along....do you have room for me in this one....I have the book already.....just let me know.....

SuziQ said...

Hello Chooky, I have been following tis the season stitch along for a few months and unfortunately I missed out on signing up, but I would very much like to sign up for SKofW. I have the book and the fabrics and just waiting to commence, so please count me in.
Thank you, SuziQ

Leonie said...

Hi Chooky-I fixed my profile so my email address is showing now!

De said...

I have the book and would love to join you on this stitch along if there is a space available.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

I wasn't sure if I'd do the quilt or just the projects but I'm sure I'll do the quilt.... I might start a little late as I need to get some other projects finished first. Count me in please....

Kate said...

Gardeners' Journal ~ check
Tis the Season ~ check
Some kind of Wonderful I am so in, have the book, have my fabrics I am ready to rumble :)

nimble thimble stitchery-do said...

Oh boy Chooky. I sure want to be in this SAL but I have not even started the GJ. If there are others that want to join I dont want to hold them back. I do have the SKoW book ordered already but maybe I will be a silent stitcher this time.
Holly

Quilt Kitty said...

I have my quilt top done for TTS so quilting & binding hopefully next weekend. Then I definately want to do this SAL. Love the book & already have my background fabric picked out. I better hurry up! Tracee xx

Pepe said...

Hi, Chooky! I would like to be in the team! Did you count me? I thought you would, but I read this post only today... hoping for a place!

Elin said...

Is it too late?? I've got the book, and I would love to participate!

~Marica~ said...

I´m working on my TTS as fast as I can :) hope to finish it this upcoming weekend. Of course I want to do the next SAL but first I must found a store to buy the book.

Marica @ englating.se

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Hi Chooky,
I have finished my quilt top & will be working hard to getting it finished when time allows...hopefully next weekend. I've decided not to participate in the 2012 SAL.
I'm very grateful for this on-line group...without this support I know my version of the quilt top would definitely be a UFO.
Cheers....Jane.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Hi...yes please...I absolutely want to be in the next SAL...TTS is being quilted...well it may be reverse quilted before being finished quilted but the process has started...have had my Some Kind of Wonderful book since beginning July...won't choose fabrics until TTS is done and dusted...

Fiona said...

Yes please join me up Chooky - Looking forward to another gorgeous Annie Quilt.

Fee X

Sonia said...

Trying hard, had hoped to blog today that the top is complete for the GJ, so perhaps by the end of the day I will.

I would love to stay on, but at this time in my life, I can't commit to the quilt but I have (blush) already completed one of the projects from the Some Kind of Wonderful, and have ear marked a couple more for gifts next year.

I love the support of this group and reading along. Keep up the great work girls.

off to continue at the sewing machine.

Lynn said...

I'm so sad, I have to sit the next one out, as I only have 9 tts done. Almost all sewing had to stop here will I was waiting for and now recuperating from back surgery. Sorry I sound so pitiful.

SuziQ said...

Hi, I have been watching the stitch-a-long for a while and I would very much like to join in the fun! I already have the book and fabrics, so ready to get stuck into the challenge.

Thanks and look forward to blogging with you all.

Cheers, Suzi

Jan Quigley said...

I have the book & would love to join in. My TTS blocks are all stitched, they 'will' be a finished quilt by the end of oct, so I would love to join if I qualify. Cheers, Jan

DAWNIE said...

this is tag behind Dawnie - I WILL get the TIS done, but it has gone ont he backburne until I have all the Secret Santa stuff finshed. I WILL be making Anni's Wonderful quilt, as am an "anni" addict, and even have it all cut out, but it is sitting on the backburner. I will watch from the sidelines until I catch up to all you wonderful ladies. Fabulous to see soooo many finsihed and they all look great.

Anne Lise said...

Hi CHooky - I sent you a mail some days ago to let you know that I will not participate this time. But I hope to come back another year. I have to finish some of my UFO's and other already bought BOM's. But I will follow all the lovely ladies on their way to reach the goal. Good luck!

SandyN said...

Hello chooky.... I have been away for the long weekend... so I will finished by Christmas quilt. I would LOVE, LOVE to join the next quilt-a-long. I brought the kit at the Sydney show....

Thanks


Sandy

Sandi said...

Please count me in, I'd love to do it too....

MARIJOSE said...

cuenta conmigo, me encantan los SAL mi correo es mhern5@hotmail.com

Samelia's Mum said...

I've got a couple of stitcheries to finish and then I can put my TTS quilt together.

I'd love to join the next stitch-a-long once I finish my current one.

Thanks
Anorina xo

Vicki ♥ said...

Count me in Chooky ...I would love to do this one. I have to get the book but that is on its way ...have ordered it :) Thanks and I should say I have finished my Tis The Season one ages ago :)
hugs Vicki x

FIONA said...

Hi Chooky - back from holidays now and catching up! I have almost finished the Tis the Season and can hardly wait to get started on Some Kind of Wonderful!! Please count me in for the stitch a long!! I will post some photos shortly of my Tis the Season progress!! Thanks heaps!! Fiona xx

Anne Heidi said...

Oh I would love to join in this stitch along! I have the book and really wanted to make this quilt!

Sasha said...

Hi Chooky! I have been following this blog for ages- it has introduced me to some wonderful blogs!! If there happens to be any room left when everyone is sorted, I would love to be included! Either way I'm quilting along with everyone else!! It'll be great motivation to make an Anni Downs quilt out of my civil war fabrics! Thanks for using such an entertaining way of inspiration!!

Sheryl said...

OH No! me and my fluffing around has really let me down this time.... down to the last 5 stitcheries on my GJ ... and quite happy with that, now need to start stitching the blocks together.... Have the stitcheries drawn onto the background fabric for TTS ready to go but wanted to finish GJ first...therefore I am going to miss out on the next SAL, although I have the book and fabrics in the cupboard.... my own silly fault if only I hadn't put my time into my darling old cross stitch... but hang on I have got a lot done on that...
So you girls enjoy stitching along together on your SKOW and I will watch and be inspired from the sidelines..... while I finish my GJ and then my TTS...

Shirley said...

I would like to jump in on your SAL, if there is room for 1 more. Your quilts are so gorgeous!

Jude said...

thanks for including me in the new stitch-a-long, I am really looking forward to it

Bedstes Patchwork said...

I`m in.I have the book and I look forward to make the Quilt.

May Kristin said...

Is there room for another one to join? The beautiful book has been in my house for months now!

Farm Girl said...

Hi there,

If I'm not too late, I would love to carry on with the next SAL, I do have the book already, but I need to get that last block done on my GJ before I start. I had considered missing this one, but the more I look at the stunning quilt in the book, the more I think I'm going to need all the applique practice I can get!

Looking forward to SAL'ing with you all,
Nicky

One for a wish.. said...

If there is a spot still available (I'm a tad confused about whether there is...) could I please join in?? No probs if this is already full..

Shirley said...

I received my book today-Yippee! Looked at every project, now to get started on the first set of squares. I am so excited about this SAL!

brunella said...

I am in....I would like to be in the team..
Thanks so much Chooky
A kiss from Italy
Brunella

Jennie said...

Hi: I wish I'd found this blog to join in with the Christmas SAL. Now I love the new one too. If there are spaces left I would love to join in. I blog at jenniesthread.blogspot.com
Thanks
Jennie

Nor said...

I would like to be with you in this SAL.
A thankful kiss from Mexico
normatamezde@hotmail.com

Daisy Jayne said...

I'd love to join in this new one if there's room! I have the book-
just need to get fabric sorted

Jennie said...

And another post to correct the typo in my previous post - oops
http://jenniesthreads.blogspot.com
x

Sue Pickwell said...

Mine is all ready for the binding, hopefully this weekend it will be finished, just waiting for my new book to arrive from Sandy at Cookies and Cream...

Cherise said...

Hello! I would love to join this SAL if there's a spot open. I've enjoyed watching everyone with the Christmas one. My blog is www.sewinglyalong.blogspot.com. Please let me know if a spot opens up. Thanks so much! Have a wonderful day! :)

Janice said...

I cannot join in on this next SAL. It looks like a wonderful project and I will definitely keep up with the blog and see everyones progress. I hope I can jump in on the next one.

MARIA JOSE said...

Me gustaria muchisimo participar en el SAL mi correo es mhern5@hotmail.com

Gracias

MARIJOSE ESPAÑA

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

Just came across this and your probably closed but could I be on the list. I also fell in love with the book when I found it a month ago. I'm going to follow along with you just in case. Thank you

cathquilts said...

I have seen this on a few blogs that I have visited lately and would love to be a part......probably a bit late now but how do I find out when something else like this will be starting again.
Cath :)

Liane said...

I would love to join in too - as my first stitch a long quilt. I am happy to catch up. Is it too late? If so, when will you be starting another one?

Nor said...

nunca es tarde, cierto?. ahora que comienzan vacaiones me gustaría empezar este SAL, me encanta!!!!
así que ojalá me pueda unir.
saludos
Nor

http://mitallerdequilt.blogspot.mx/

Nor said...

Hola, me encantaría seguir este SAL, talvez no este tarde. Ya con los niños de vacaciones tendré algo mas de tiempo para trabajar en lo que mas me gusta...
mil gracias y besos desde México
Nor
normatamezde@hotmail.com

http://mitallerdequilt.blogspot.mx/