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........

Friday, January 2, 2015

SKOW...Believe It Or Not - Progress!

I have been quietly working away on Some Kind of Wonderful over the last few months finalising the applique/stitchery blocks in small increments as time permitted without bothering to blog as I went...I had even put one strip together - but it was a whoops so let's not go there - anyway, yesterday afternoon, to celebrate the 1st day of the New Year, I wrapped my head around two little inescapable facts - 1. I had to wield the rotary cutter and cut 2 1/2" squares I had somehow missed preparing at the outset, and 2. I had to employ the quick unpick *sigh*...

By the end of the day...
2 full and 9/10ths of the 3rd, strips pieced...it would have been three if I wasn't one 2 1/2" square short and it was too late to be wielding sharp objects of the rotary cutter variety and I did have to get up for work this morning, so I went to bed.

Still a bit to go, including finishing off the applique on one block, but you never know, it could happen...

Happy Stitching...
Annette - Jindi's Cottage

9 comments:

Larissa said...

It looks wonderful Annette!!! Well Done on the progress!!!

Susan said...

Great progress - loving the colours!

Clare said...

Good on you. Keep on enjoying the journey. Happy Stitching.

Chookyblue...... said...

go girl go..............you can do this..............get moving..............it looks great..............I love seeing everyones different choices...........

Margaret Harm said...

I was like that. I hadn't cut those little squares. Finally overcame the procrastination and cut. Next thing I knew I had one strip and then another! And not too much further on I had a quilt top. No quilting as yet. But my Xmas preset this year is a quilting frame - so I'm hoping to see some finished quilts this year - including SKOW. But it won't be my first one! I think I'll get some practice first.

Jindi's Cottage said...

forgot to do the follow-up comment ticky box thing...

creations.1 said...

Well done - it looks great - love the bright colours!

Cheryl (aka Kayly) said...

Love the colours! Keep going.

Khris78 said...

It looks so pretty I love your fabric choices !!!!