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.....
Chookyblue........

Friday, September 25, 2015

My top is finished ... and I'm happy !

Finally I have pieced together my top and can show my progress here ....  I decided to put 5" squares around the first border so quilting will be done in them .... flowers, birds, etc......



Then all the appliqué borders were sewn together and pieced around the quilt .... I left the squares their original size, hoping to make the quilt a little bigger ...


Then I added the colourful 2" square border around the outside .... (not such a good photo)


Then finally pieced borders of the blue background fabrics around the outside ... different lengths ... and I'm happy with the end result !!  It's a shame this has finished, because it was such fun to make and now I'm looking forward to having it quilted !!   Thanks Chooky and Susan for cracking the whip and for organising the Stitch A Long ....


I will come back soon with a photo of my quilted and bound quilt .... don't hold your breath though !!

6 comments:

Susan said...

Great to see how your plain squares worked out - I can see a great opportunity for quilting in those blocks.

well done on finishing your top

All credit to Chookyblue for organising - I just follow up.

FloS said...

Magnifique ! Wonderful !
Florence

creations.1 said...

A lovely finish Fiona!

nimble thimble stitchery-do said...

Very nice. Putting the 5" blocks in sure calms it down....very nice!

Fiona said...

fabulous top... it's great seeing it 'grow' with the different borders..
Hugz

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

its very pretty.. well done!!