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, October 15, 2012

A finish for me.

Hello everyone.
I`ve fininshed `My Favourite Things` quilt.


So pleased how lovely this has turned out. By using fabrics out of my stash with a few extra tone on tone fat 1/4s. The only extra cost was my backing and binding.It has been a challenge for me to balance everything.


Showing the back as I reverse quilted my quilt using a `Frixion pen` in blue. I  took parts of my Thimbleberries `Circle of Love` stencils. This pen disapears when the heat of the iron or hair dyer comes near it. The applique blocks I hand quilted. I found this was easier for me as this is the first time for free motion quilting. More practice needed for finer work.


I appliqued this cat as my label. Looks the part for this quilt.
Thankyou Chookblue and now Susan for keeping us on track while Chookblues away. I`ve enjoyed my journey with you all and would love to come along again for another.
Keep going with your blocks as it`s so worth it and I do love seeing your progess too. Thankyou for the encouraging comments to help me along the way.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

10 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Such a beautiful finish, you have balanced the colors perfectly and I love your quilting. Hugs

Pepe said...

Lovely! I love cream with a bit of red!

Susan said...

Excellent work - well done! I think it is a but tricky when you do these things in stages to make sure the colours are all balanced - I found the stripping the worst since I was using colours - you have a done a great job. Marked off!!!

Quilt Kitty said...

Beautiful quilt & your quilting is amazing! I hope I can be that brave when the time comes. Tracee xx

De said...

It looks fantastic and love your label!

Ann said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish & I love your label, it is very cute!

FloS said...

Bravo Clare !! I love your cat label too !
Florence

Show and Tell said...

Gorgeous Clare...Well Done my Friend x

Kath said...

That red just pops Clare. You are very talented, I know.

Love Bears All Things said...

Oh, Claire, the quilting is lovely...and I like the label.
Mama Bear