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, December 31, 2012

~Gardener's Journal...back pieced~








Whew, made it to the deadline by the end of 2012 with a post on my progress but unfortunately not the finished quilt!!!
I'm still with A Gardener's Journal and I have done a pieced back with some of the fabrics used in the quilt...
I'm very happy with it and hope to get this sandwiched real soon...
like hopefully this week!!!!!!!!!

Thanks so much to dear Chooky (for running this fabulous quilt in Stitch-a-long) and to all the gals who drop by and leave comments of encouragement!!!!!!!!
~I have thoroughly enjoyed this journey~

And while I'm here I'd like to wish everyone a Happy, Safe and Peaceful New Year full of Love and Happiness and of course much Stitching.......Dzintra xo

10 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

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Susan said...

Your GJ quilt looks lovely - and a great way to create a backing.

shez said...

well done Dzintra you are nearly there.xx

Chookyblue...... said...

only the quilting and binding to go now Dzintra....it looks fantastic....so pleased to see that back prepared.......

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thank you Susan....I really did want to piece a backing this time!

Yes Shez getting there!

Thanks Chooky...on the home run now!

Larissa said...

Your Gardeners Journal looks fantastic!!! ... And the back looks perfect!! This will be a fabulous quilt once its all put together!!! Congratulations on getting this far!!

Fiona said...

lovely quilt... I am such a fan of a pieced back so I love yours...
Hugz

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thanks so much Larissa and Fiona!

Susie said...

wow - looks amazing. I can't wait to do this one. Everyone's GJ quilt inspired me to buy the book and fabric - yet to start. Keep up the work - you are almost there.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thank you Susie...I'm sure you will enjoy doing this quilt as much as I did!