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........

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

It's a Top!!!!

Yahoo - I have finished the top.

It needs de-threading and ironing and I am thinking of an extra border...as if it is't big enough already....but I can legitimately say its a finished Top.
It was a bit hard to get it all in but you get the idea...and only a few "Dawnifications"...lol

Quilting??? - hopefully January/February so it's ready to take to Nundle.



Thursday, December 17, 2015

Back into it

I am now on Annual Leave - we have a Company Shut Down - this year from 16th December (I won't comment any further on that decision....), so I have promised myself a certain number of hours of domestic duties (erk) per day and then I can sew.   I have a lot on my To Do List - including Nature's Journey.  

Being my first day I didn't want to overdo the domestic stuff - so I allocated 40 minutes and then finished trimming my blocks.  Now
 I can start arranging them.


So, Hows it going girls??   - we have had one recent finish from Oddbjørg - a total of 5 now and we have 20 finished tops.

I know this is a frantic time of the year for some, so maybe not before Christmas....but perhaps some of us will be able to get back to it after Christmas??

We would like to see more finished quilts of course - but more finished tops would be wonderful...you don't really want another UFO lying around do you???

Do I need the whip again???

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Finished!

Here is my Natures Journey. It's finished. I'm sooo happy. The wall hanging is quilted by Merete Ellingsen. The quilting pattern is called Angel wings. At this time of the year the days are quite dark, but yesterday we got some snow. I tried as best as I could to get an okay photo of the quilt by taking it outdoors. If you see something white on the binding, it's a little bit snow :-)
This quilt top is made only from scraps/stash. I think that's great to know.
I'm quite satisfied with the result, but of course the needle turn applique are not perfect "here and there". Thank you very much to Chookyblue and Susan for hosting this stitch-a-long! I would never started with this quilt without being a part of the group. Thanks to Anni Downs for the great pattern!
Also a thank you to all who have given positive comments to my posts along this journey! I have enjoyed reading them all.
Christmas is just around the corner. Warm wishes for a Christmas that's Merry and Bright!
Oddbjørg

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Next to the Centre...

My Nature's Journey may have been on hiatus but not forgotten...the applique blocks have escaped their box and jumped up on the design wall...
It took a little bit of switching about of individual blocks to get the various designs in a layout I was happy with but the basic configuration of large and small blocks is to Anni's plan.  As I've used fabrics from the scrap basket without any real planning, just going with what I liked for the particular shape on the day as long as it kind of fit in the general tonality of the other blocks, they go together pretty well I think...no one jumps out as a jarring non-fit with the others.

I have had the centre square background pieced for a while and now the blocks are all up together I'm going to have fun sorting out which fabrics to use for the centre applique (once I've finished cutting out the templates)...

Happy Stitching...