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, February 7, 2012

Done - Finito - finished - at last.......!

Never say never! or should it be - better late than never!


We have moved back in after our renovation and I subsequently have a sewing/study room! yeh - so no more dragging the machine out late at night and back away again before little hands get up in the morning!



This was the first time I had 'stiched in the ditch' on my machine. I used a cheap batting from spotlight with a really high loft - wouldn't recommend a high loft for first-time quilting on the machine! Its a little bit 'puffier' than I had imagined it would be.



I chose a relatively cheap star print from spotlight for the backing although I didn't wash it first and am now really worried that it will run.



So, its all done now. Thank you Chookyblue for organising this wonderful SAL. The work you put in is incredible. Its such a great way for people to come together and share inspiration, motivate and enjoy their hobbies together.

Happy Stitching
Susie

9 comments:

De said...

Susie it looks good. You can get a product called colour catch from the supermarket (usually woolies) and it works to stop colours running. Comes in a red box which has a few sheets in. I would probably use two sheets the first time you wash it if you get this product.

shez said...

Susie it looks fantastic,well done,love your fabrics.xx

Quilt Kitty said...

Gorgeous Suzie, love all those colours. xx

Susan said...

Wow! its great to have it finished isnt it?? Lovely colours.

Chookyblue...... said...

wow well done Susie...........glad you are all settled and you got back to your quilt.........well done on your quilting attemps.......it looks great..........I have just done a post about red fabrics so maybe something will help you in the comments there too........also something I worry about........
now you better get moving on the SKoW to catch up........lol......

Fiona said...

Looks great.... I also did my first quilting with a high loft... not easy to do!! but your lines look much straighter than mine ever did!
Hugz

Susie said...

Thanks De and Chooky on the (red) fabric advice!! All duly noted... yes, lots to catch up on for the SKoW but looking forward to it. First attempt at applique....arrggh!

Love Bears All Things said...

I like the puffiness of it.
Mama Bear

Jindi's Cottage said...

Looks great...great colours...