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........

Thursday, October 1, 2015

September Deadline!!


Officially - the deadline is passed.
Technically, the deadline is for Australian Eastern Standard Time - so even if you are overseas you missed it!!!


BUT

The Whip crackers are not really that tough - just big softies both of us - 
so although I am whirling that whip - I will give you some lee-way.   

 (And also I kind of have to - since neither of us are finished...)

Tally time:

2 Champions
quilts finished, blogged and hopefully hanging somewhere for all to admire.

16 Toppers
A great effort by all - and especially those who have had those life things thrown at them, illness, injury, extra work, uni courses, house moving to name a few.

I hope all the "Still Going" group are able to find some time over the next month or so to finish off... there are another 12 ladies who have finished August so can't be too far behind.

Of course the blog will still be here - so I encourage you all to move onto the next step - quilting the top or getting to a finished top - hopefully before the mad Christmas rush.

Thanks to everyone who is actively participating - it is indeed the group motivation that keeps a lot of us on track - Deadlines can be powerful motivators.!





3 comments:

Dawnie said...

A big thank you to Chooky and Susan for their hardwork behind the seens with their "whip cracking" encouragements, and their constant updating of the sidebar with everyone's progress. This is a massive task and am sure very time consuming particularly when they have their own stitching and blogging to do. But thank you ladies, it is so wonderful to see so many finished tops not to mention the finished and quilted ines,mthst is awesome and very inspirational. I am lagging behind still, bit it will get finished. Dawnie

Susan said...

Thanks Dawnie..the "whip cracking" is fun and it is satisfying to be able to move people around on the side bar.

Sue W ♥ said...

Well done everyone your quilts all look gorgeous.
Thanks to Susan and Chooky for another successful SAL
Can't wait for the next series of SAL as I am one of those that needs the occasional kick up the bum