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........

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Yes! I have a Top Finished

Yesterday I sewed and sewed and sewed!! I was determined to get my top finished in October.... which I did - didn't finish till around 6 o'clock by which time it was too cloudy to take a photo outside therefore it's already November when I'm showing you my finished top :) 


Now deciding whether to machine or hand quilt it - leaning more to the hand quilting... with maybe a little machine quilting?....So it may be a little while till the whole quilt is finished!

Thankyou to Chooky and Susan for organising the SAL - the first one I've taken part in - have thoroughly enjoyed my own "journey" while watching everyone's progress and seeing all the other beautiful quilts!! And.... thanks to Anni Downs for coming up with such a lovely pattern! 
Along the way have learnt to do needle turn (am looking forward to my next needle turn project!), after starting decided applique pins were a necessity, a bias maker is a great invention!, loved using bits and pieces of fabrics from my stash - even some from the early 80's!... and (of course) a few extras were bought! 

Will be back with a quilted quilt! 
Happy Stitching
Asta

7 comments:

Maria said...

Well worth all your sewing... The top looks fabulous.

Susan said...

Wonderful top, Asta. Great to hear you have had a great time on your journey.

Sylvia said...

Your top looks great, Asta. Well done.

Susie said...

It looks fantastic. Well done. I only finished my centre piece yesterday (and am yet to post). Look forward to see what you do with the quilting.

Fiona said...

Its a wonderful top.. well done..
Hugz

creations.1 said...

Looks lovely - great job!

FIONA said...

Looks fantastic Asta - even better in real life !! xx