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........

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Done!!!


I just love my SKofW!!! Bright and cheerfull!


Right from the start I decided, that this quilt should be my testquilt for back basting. I had only tried it for a single heart, and thought this would be a great opportunity to get to know the technique very well . And I love it! 


I have doodle quilted around all the applique motifs and then tried to quilt flowers, hearts and leaves like shown in the book. All by free hand - I love quilting!

Finally, I want to thank Chookyblue for the enormous work keeping all us ladies busy. And I look forward to another challenge! 

Keep up the good work ladies - it is worth it!

Maria

14 comments:

Barbara Woods said...

that is amazing i love the colors that you used

Fiona said...

It is absolutely fabulous.... so cheerful and thanks for sharing the back basting and for the inspirational quilting.... great finish...
Hugz

shez said...

looks great Maria,well done.xx

Cath said...

I love how bright and cheery your quilt is.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

nimble thimble stitchery-do said...

How lovely and bright! I love it! Way to go!

Kate-Show and Tell said...

Congratulations Maria, It looks fantastic! Well done for having a go at that great quilting, I wouldn't be game. x

Yvonne W said...

WOW Maria! What a colourful and bright happy quilt and very impressive quilting. I love it!

Susan said...

WOW - it looks great! I'm not brave enough to try quilting mine like that.... still thinking about what I will do with it...

gisèle said...

Incroyable comme c'est joliFantastique!!!

Maria said...

WOW!!!! Maria I love your SKOW quilt.. such fabulous bright colours. did you a special fabric range???
Your quilting is great...

Leeanne said...

Wow!! bright & cheerful, you have a done a great job with the quilting. The back basting needle turn method is great isn't it!

Susie said...

Your quilt looks amazing - so vibrant and I love the quilting too! Great idea!

Love Bears All Things said...

I love your quilt. Congrats on finishing on time.
Mama Bear

Chookyblue...... said...

just love the colourful version you have made of the quilt.........thanks for being part of the SAL.......