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........

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The end is nigh!

I'm round the final bend sprinting towards the finish line.    You WILL have a completed quilt top from me by the end of the month Chookster...... come Hell or high water.

I've been sewing like fury.   I'm off on retreat on Friday for a week.  Now I know I could take NJ with me and finish it there but I really want to have it all done and dusted before I leave.   This is how it looked last night......



Have to admit I'm embarrassed at how much I can get done when I stop pratting about and get down to some serious sewing.   The girls had the benefit of seeing me 'at it' yesterday and boy were they impressed gobsmacked.   Humm.... think they are going to expect more of me from here on in.  
Shot myself in the foot I think.....

I made a little more progress this morning.....


the next border is ready to attach.  Maybe tonight.   Do you want to hear something stupid.   I took ages arrange the squares into rows.... two rows beginning with a light fabric and two with a dark. How I fussed over that.   It wasn't until I put the finished rows back on the table that I realised they are all identical and whether they start with a light or dark depends on how you turn them!     DUH!!
Back to quilt school for me!

Right.... I'd better get a move on.   Can't afford to sit still and gather dust today...

Have a great time sewing.....
Hugs
Josie

3 comments:

Susan said...

Full steam ahead for you Josie _ I am having similar fun with my long strips - lucky you have a table long enough to spread them out..

creations.1 said...

It is coming along nicely

Narelle said...

Looking great!