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, July 31, 2012

Nearly there

Have completed all my patchwork joining sections. These needed to be made as I went with using fabric mainly out of my stash.  Only three more blocks to go and some of these are part way finished too.


Instead of butterfly block I`ve added this little church as we enjoy our Sunday fellowshiping and helping when needed at our  friendly church. Lots happen on these mornings and it`s nice to catch up with what has been happening in our community during the week.




I moved the sunshine block up and the bird block down as sunshine block background  looked balanced by moving it. Quite happy with the placement of blocks with sashing panels now.



 Today is rather wet so would be nice to see a little sunshine. Maybe tomorrow but the forcast for the end of the week is the same as today. Nice that God is watering the gardens for us and the ducks will be happy.


  

Here we have my concept of a Pukeko with my fabrics of my quilt. Their feathers are much brighter than this. They roam around quite often near the roads. In the mornings on fine days we have Tuis singing for us. Our national bird is the Kiwi.
Nice to be able to show how this quilt tops coming along. Love reading the comments as feel my friends are coming to visit.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

6 comments:

Fiona said...

Your quilt is looking lovely... it's great to have used up fabric that you already had and to hear about some of your birds...
Hugz

Cubby House Crafts said...

Beautiful Clare! Love your changes too!
Lisa

Susan said...

That looks great - and hopefully it made a little dent in your stash??

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Looks gorgeous Clare

gisèle said...

Très bien votre église.
J'aime toujours ajouter une touche personnel.
Bravo!!!

Chookyblue...... said...

Clare this is so close to being finished......it looks wonderful.......great little church.........