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, February 27, 2012

Making Progress - December and January Finished

Sunday was a lovely wet drizzly day here, so was perfect for stitching. I had been struggling to get a day where I could make a big mess while putting some sashings together so that I could finish December and January's sections.  Finally the day had arrived.

So, what have I achieved?

I made all the sashings for the quilt, except for the top row, which needs a stitchery to be completed, and pieced all the squares for the second column of blocks.  December is completed.

Rather appropriate, given the weather.


I also tailored the suitcase block to suit me.  I changed "Rome" to "Paris" and "USA" to "IOM" (Isle of Man).  I haven't been to New Zealand, but plan to in the next few years, so I left that there.

January's blocks are also finished.



Like everyone else, I have found it hard to get a photo once it was all sewn together.








The bottom sashing is completed, but was too hard to show in the photo, so please tick me off for the two months.

My plan was to be up to date by the end of February – I still have 2 days to go, but it is not looking very promising.  Then again, if I really make an effort….we’ll see.

Cheers

Janice


5 comments:

Susan said...

They all look great - the photgraphy is tricky isnt it? - but having those dreadful deadlines means we keep at it!

shez said...

well done Janice.xx

Chookyblue...... said...

beautiful Janice..........well done 2 months up to date..........I'm sure you can get Feb done..........go for it..........

Fiona said...

Beautiful....
Hugz

Kris said...

Isn't it amazing how a drizzly day brings out the urge to stitch! It's a grey day at my house today and I'm itching to get started. I reckon you can get February done too! Pull out all the stops!