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........

Sunday, September 9, 2012

we have progress.............

The plan of attack for me for the weekend was my SAL quilt I had row one and some of row 2 traced onto the appliqué paper and fabrics cut for a couple of blocks......... but by the end of the weekend I had all the  blocks traced onto applique paper.......
picked out heaps of the fabrics and got things all organised into plastic sleeves and into rows...........yep feeling a bit too organised but hey there is always a first..............lol 

.....changed 3 of the blocks to make it more "me".............cut all the background and weaveline for the back of the blocks........
Finally I have one block completely finished............
and I had the pleasure to see Janice put her quilt together.............she had rows and strips.............now she has a quilt top but I'm not going to ruin  her show and tell so here is a snippet...........i'm sure when she gets a chance she will get a post up..............but it was very exciting seeing it grow...........
Keep Stitching............
Chookyblue..........

8 comments:

shez said...

well done chooky,love your wine block.xx

Larissa said...

OOoohh!!! Champagne with friends - why didn't I think of that?!!! That's a gorgeous block Chooky!!!

FloS said...

What a beautiful idea this champagne block !! I love it !
Florence

Kayly said...

I LOVE the wine bottle block!

Ann said...

Looking good!! It should come together really quickly now. I can't wait to see if you made anymore changes

suzitee said...

What is THIS? A progress post from Chookyblue??? Well done Chooky...great to see your gorgeous quilt has seen the light of day again ;) Love the champagne block...very cute! Now, what did you tell me yesterday....53 sleeps!LOL...

Lyn said...

A great idea getting them all ready..just what i need to do..love the wine glasses..just saw that there are now 52 sleeps..

Love Bears All Things said...

Way to go, Chooky!
Its good to see some progress from you, too.
I finally have my last block (the one with the chair) designed and as soon as it is stitched, I'll be putting the last row on and have a top. Then I'll see if I can get it quilted. I'm not sure about the backing. Have to make a trip to the quilt shop.
Mama Bear