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........

Saturday, March 12, 2016

That Great Feeling!

Yes!! My Nature's Journey is finished :) ... What a great feeling of accomplishment :) .... I really enjoyed making this quilt.... I learnt to do needle turn applique, learnt to be patient and not hurry things and  met so many fellow patchworkers while on this "journey"! 

Yes,,, I know my label says 2015 and after some deliberation over the issue decided on 2015 as the top was finished last year (October) but it took me a while to decide on hand quilting it or getting it quilted - having made the decision to get it quilted decided not to add it to the quilter's pile of quilts required by Xmas..... then came the binding job just as the very warm weather arrived and well.... it's very hard to get motivated with a quilt draped over your lap! 
A big thank you to Chooky and Susan for organising our Stitch-A-Long :) :) 

Will be popping by to see progress on all those other beautiful quilts..... and look forward to meeting up again.....(perhaps on another Stitch-A-Long?)
Happy Stitching
Asta

12 comments:

Maria said...

Congratulations Asti on your finish...

Susan said...

Wonderful Asta - well done on your finish.
I understand your deliberation about the date - it's a tough one...I compromised and did 2015-16 on the label.
Thanks for being part of the SAL, please do keep in touch.

Utili said...

Gratuliere zur Fertigstellung dieses wunderschönen Quilts, ich liebe diese schönen zarten Motive zu applizieren.

Liebe herzliche Grüße
Uta

Susan said...

Uta says:
Congratulations to the completion of this beautiful quilts , I love to apply this beautiful delicate motifs .

Love warm greetings
Uta

FloS said...

Bravo !! It is beautiful !
Florence

Deb R said...

Congratulations, such a wonderful feeling! I finished my quilt top last night, one step closer

Susie said...

Well done - it's beautiful.

Fiona said...

Wonderful
Hugz

Love Bears All Things said...

Well done and I love the quilting.
Mama BEar

creations.1 said...

It is beautiful Asta!

nimble thimble stitchery-do said...

Congratulation Asta! Your NJ is so beautiful! Wow...looks just amazing.

Love Bears All Things said...

Beautiful!
Mama Bear