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, October 4, 2011

Tis the Season - done.......

Thanks to Chookyblue's gentle nudging whip cracking I have finished my Tis the Season quilt!  The top was done a while ago and then it languished on the quilt rack......waiting......the deadline was looming and I foolishly thought that it wouldn't matter if the top became a quilt by the end of September.....I was looking forward to the next SAL......but no....Chooky was having none of that....finish or you can't come and play on the next one.....what???  So.......I set aside a couple of days over the weekend to quilt the top.....set up the machine.....did one block....didn't like it....unpicked it and set about hand quilting with perle thread........nothing got done around the house......and I didn't even shower...LOL.....(just as well I live alone!!).....Chooky's influence is great.....so at 11.20pm last night I put the last stitch in the binding.  And here it is..........................



.....Now can I play.....and start the SKoW SAL???

Lorraine.........aka Granny Loz

6 comments:

shez said...

lorraine this looks fantastic,well done on a great finish

Vicky said...

Wow Lorraine!! That is really impressive, and I love the fabric choices. Awesome job :-)

Chookyblue...... said...

and wasn't that gentle nudge well worth it.........gorgeous........and finished........thanks for being part of this SAL.......and yes NOW you can start the 3rd SAL.........welcome.......lol......just have a shower first......lucky we don't have smelly internet.....lol...

Cubby House Crafts said...

And you should be so pleased with the end result...Congratulations your quilt is just lovely!
Lisa

Satu said...

Wov from here too;) It's gorgeous! Especially those stitcheries on the corners are nice!

Jindi's Cottage said...

And it was worth it...it looks fantastic...love the stitchery cornerstones, great touch...