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, October 4, 2012

Quilt Top DONE!!!!!

Hello!  :)

Chookyblue please mark me as TOP finished!!! Yea!  :)  Here's a blurry hanging picture . . .


What do you think? Do you like the borders? I love the color it gives to the quilt. I second guessed myself many times as to whether I should change them or not, especially as everyone keeps posting their beautiful quilts. Here's another picture with it laid out on the floor.


I wanted to change the borders to bring all the beautiful Pam Kitty morning prints and colors to the outside of the quilt. I just had to. I absolutely LOVE this fabric!!! I've already planned another quilt with the leftovers. I may even get some more as well (I can't help myself!). Here's the top half . . . 


And the bottom half . . .


Now I need to sandwich, pin, quilt and add the binding. I plan on hand quilting it with the same perle cotton threads I used with the appliques and stitching. I wonder how long it will take? Hummmm . . . I'm sure I'll make it by the deadline of the end of the month. I'll be using a red gingham recycled sheet as the backing that goes perfectly, and the Pam Kitty Morning blue polka dot print for the binding. I can't wait until it's finished! Wish me luck!  ;)

Until next time . . .


8 comments:

Kayly said...

It looks gorgeous. Love the border. I'll be interested to see how you quilt it.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I L O V E what you have done with the border it really finishes it off perfectly. Looking forward to seeing it after the next stage. hugs

Theresa said...

I love the borders, they're the perfect touch to finish off your quilt. All of your blocks are beautiful but I really love your pink cat :)

Susan said...

That looks great - good idea for the border - how big did you make the squares??? Good Luck with teh quilting.... I'm sue you will make it with plenty of time to spare..

FloS said...

It's absolutely WONDERFUL !!!! I love your quilt !!
I can understand why you wanted more of these fabrics !!!
Florence

Chookyblue...... said...

Cherise it is so bright and pretty........you should be so pleased.....I do like the changes with the border.......goodluck with the quilting.........

laura said...

Cherise, I have been watching as all the quilts progress during this stich along and am grateful for the inspiration your colorful quilt has given me. I love the fresh and fun colors of your fabric choices and think the border looks great.

Laura-not official SKOW member but making a quilt

Kate-Show and Tell said...

I love the borders Cherise...Well done on a great finish...It is nice to add your individuality...x