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, January 31, 2012

Cold and Frosty Finish

Good Afternoon everyone.

I finished stitching the Jan and Feb blocks together this morning. I took them outside for a little photoshoot - it was a very cold and frosty morning here in the UK today. I made just one change - to the hot chocolate block. I'm not a big fan of hot choc but I am a huge fan of coffee so my mug is a mug of hot coffee instead.

The first picture is of my top and bottom borders. Thank you so much for the reminder to make these now as I'd totally forgotten and wasn't planning to make them until the end.


The second picture is of the Jan and Feb blocks stitched to the December blocks. Each time I make a new block I think it's my new favourite, they're all lovely.


I'm itching to start on the house block now but will hold off a little while and work on a couple of other projects first of all. I don't need much encouragement to stitch the blocks themselves but being part of the stitch a long is definitely keeping me on track stitching the sashings and borders together.

8 comments:

Theresa said...

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FloS said...

Beautiful work !!!
It is cold in France this week too ! Perfect time to stitch !
Florence

Susan said...

They look lovely - sometimes its hard to just do them in order isnt it? I am itching to stitch the shoes and I am sure I wont wait til its scheduled - I will just have to keep them under wraps.

Chookyblue...... said...

well done Theresa.........it's looking great.........remind us when you post March's blocks that you have the top strip done too........
warm and steamy here with some rain....

shez said...

they look great Teresa,well done.xx

Love Bears All Things said...

They're lovely...
I've been looking at some fabric for my house, too...and trying to decide if I want it to be a 2 story house as I live in a one level ranch style.
Mama Bear

Kris said...

They look fantastic! Yes, it's easy to forget the filler blocks. I think they are more easily tackled as you go along too. Well done!

Fiona said...

so pretty...
Hugz