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, November 28, 2011

Tis finally finished !!!!!!!!

Yahooooooooooooooo it is finally finished. Had a bit of a sidetrack towards Secret Santa sewing
which held works up a little. But it's finally done. I am sooooooooooooo happy to have started this and finished in the same year. Quite amazing.
So a BIG thank you to Chooky for organising the stitch-a-long and the whip cracking OUCH motivation.


The binding nearly sewn.


Close up of the quilting.
I quilted stars in the final border and mistletoe in the narrow border.
This held me up as I had a bit of trouble with quilting around the stitchery blocks
it was turning out uneven and pulled even while using a walking foot!!!!!
So much nasty reverse sewing for the Perfectionist.

and TA DAAAAA finally completed

although not a very justifiable photo.

But I loooooooooooooooove it.

Thanks for the journey and while I am not taking part in the SKofW stitch a long
as I have toooooooooooooooo many UFOs to get finished I wish you
all heaps of fun with and maybe when the next stitch a long is here
I will join in then.

Take care and bye for now from Liz

7 comments:

Sheryl said...

Congratulations! Liz... it looks fabulous, love the quilting and the fabrics you used look great....

Fiona said...

It's awesome Liz... and perfect timing....
Hugz

Kate-Show and Tell said...

Well done it looks fantastic....I bet you are so pleased with yourself....Hugs Kate...

Chookyblue...... said...

well done Liz.........your quilt looks great..........an now you can hang it for Christmas..........thanks for being part of the SAL..........

Jude said...

The quilt looks great, well done.

Susan said...

Looks great - and I am sure you will pop by to check our progress!

Love Bears All Things said...

Oh, I love the quilted stars...and the reds are gorgeous..
Mama Bear