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, October 23, 2012

the mysterious Laura.........

A few of you may have received comments from a Laura (no reply)
these are a few snippets of an email she sent to me while I was away......she is from the USA
I stumbled on this stitch along around Feb 2012. I want to thank you for the enjoyment I have had seeing everyone's blocks and hearing the chatter. 
 I have had my share of struggles this year too and wanted you to know that this quilt has become my escape and means of discovering myself. So many blocks I have redrawn you may wonder if I have been working on the same quilt!
I had never participated in a stitch along before so have watched with interest especially this past down to the wire month. I am trying my best to finish with you all. I am quilting as you go so have my top finished but have to join the quilted pieces.






So thanks from cyber space.
It has been so fun.

Laura


Laura I do hope we see your finished quilt......
...only 8 sleeps to go........Chookyblue

5 comments:

Susan said...

Laura, I love your changes, this is what this quilt is all about and you have certainly made yours very special.

FloS said...

Laura's blocks are very nice !! She !s very clever !
Florence

Kayly said...

What incredible work! Love the changes. I see we both love sunshine dried clothes and tea parties.
I wish I had thought of the quilt as you go method. This design lends itself perfectly to that method.

shez said...

wow love your interpretation Laura,well done.xx

Yvonne W said...

I love what you have done, Laura. The quilt is more meaningful for you that way. All the best with the challenges that have come your way. Take care.