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........

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Chookyblue's April blocks........

Here we go April is finished..............
Where are your blocks girls..............get a move on...............
(lucky I skimmed in on time - nearly had to get the whip out for me) 
Keep Stitching
PS not sure why the stitching looks yuk but it is a nice green.........

In the nick of time ...

I was so sure there were a couple more days left in April, even though I finished stitching my blocks a couple of weeks ago and put the borders on over a week ago, I have been cruising along thinking I had plenty of time left in the month.

 There are some lovely blocks being made in this Stitch-A-Long, I can hardly wait to see the quilts when they are all finished.

April Issue

Now....I promised Chooky that I'd be good....because the 'W' word was mentioned....LOL!!

Friday, April 29, 2011


My next two blocks are completed..... with only 1 day to go......

Anyway, happy quilting


April blocks done and dusted.

Here are my April blocks, now to get ready for next months. Everyones blocks are coming along very nicely and its great to see all the different colourways. Its also terrific to see more progress from the girls getting the GJ done, keep up the good work, you will get there.

April blocks (tick)

Wow, just when I thought I was way ahead with these deadlines, there's the end of the month already!!
But. the good news is...I am on time with April's blocks....phew (wipe brow)......no need for Chooky's whip for me!!!   lo

And her's all the completed blocks together........I'm really pleased with the result so far......
I know, I know, I know....the poor little birdies are floating!!!!     Silly me forgot their perch!!!!    I'll fix that very soon. I just can't believe I took the photos and still didn't notice...derrrr!!!
I am enjoying viewing so many different versions of this quilt....

Thursday, April 28, 2011

April Blocks

Once the 'whip' word was mentioned I thought I should get a wiggle on! Lol! I had the stitcheries completed and only had to add the borders, which I did this arvo whilst bopping to a bit of Abba!

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The end is near!

I am almost there!! This is all I have left to stitch and then I can piece my blocks together!
I am hoping to finish tonight - wish me luck. Then I can stitch the blocks when I get off work!! I am so excited. I can see "Tis the Season" stitching in my near future - maybe I will even get caught up!

Easter stitching

I kept myself occupied over Easter by working on my Stitch-a-long
these are my first two blocks
as i didn't receive my book till about a week before easter

They smell a little smoky from being around the camp fire
but what a special memory that is

My girls like the block with the blue border the best

can't wait to see it all together

hope you are all enjoying your stitching


Deb's April blocks

Here are my blocks for April.
Deb in Penny

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

2 more blocks done

Another 2 done Chooky i didnt think i was going to make it this month.
cheers shez (Sheryl)

Ooops...I did it again!

I completely forgot to post my April blocks...really must do it as soon as I finish them, huh?

I think I was planning on taking some clearer photos...but these will have to do now that the month is almost over (I'm a bit scared of Chooky's whip LOL)!


There are so many posts to catch up on here on the SAL blog...you girls are doing a great job!


Susan (aka Suzitee)

4,5 and 6 Blocks Done!

Yay....its not the end of April yet and I have finished blocks 4, 5 and 6 for the Tis The Season.
Everyones blocks are looking soooo good and I am loving everyones choice of border fabrics too. They are all looking really good :)

Hugs to all Vicki from The Pickledish Patch.

Finished all my blocks!

I've finished all the blocks for the main quilt for Tis the Season.

Here's the photo:

Now to add the last two borders - and then the quilting, of course!!  I'm hoping to repeat the stitcheries and use them to make some of the smaller projects and I'll be able to contribute to my Christmas stash!

These were so much fun to make!

April blocks

Here are my April blocks just in time as another month is nearly over. They have been fun to stitch and so much easier to manage than my other BOMs. I fear I have taken on too much but plan to keep up with this one.
Happy stitching

My blocks so far...

Wow some of you have been super fast stitchers!

I'm about 1/2 way there. I've decided to stitch all of my blocks before adding the borders and putting the whole quilt together.

My background fabric is cream with little white flowers. I think I measured it correctly - well I hope so anyways otherwise I'll be on the hunt for more background fabric ;-)

I have to say that going on a long drive, and having someone else drive, makes for excellent stitching time. My DH did most of the driving between our trip from home (just south of Sydney) to Melbourne (around 900km each way). These little lovelies are the perfect travel sized stitching items.

And for anyone who may have missed my earlier post, here's my brush with fame and the actual Tis the Season quilt experience. Wish I'd taken a better photo of it - and maybe one with the designer.

Happy Stitching Everyone xoxo

April Blocks

Here are my April blocks. I'm really happy that I am keeping up with the schedule and have my next months blocks traced out ready for stitching.

Below are my blocks laid out with the fabrics I have chosen to use with future blocks. Of course I may change this around when all the blocks are completed.

Hope everyone had a nice Easter and got lots of stitching done. Cheers till next time.......


Chookyblue's GJ.........

Sorry for such a delay........but finally the camera and quilt were in the one spot..............
Bec did a gorgeous job on the quilting I am very very happy with the quilting............
I would not have got this finished without you all.
Since finishing mine and feeling such satisfaction now I am on a mission to get the other girls finished............Some are still working away from last year and a couple of others have started.....
COME on GJ girls...............
some of you have made some progress lately some have not - so lets get stitching...........
Keep Stitching............

Stitcheries Done!

I managed to get all my stitcheries done this past month. I still haven't picked out my fabrics for the sashings. There are so many pretty ones here and I keep changing my mind. LOL!

It is so fun to see everyone's progress through this journey.
Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Stitching finished!

I have managed to finish stitching all my blocks! These eleven, plus the three blocks I have previously finished means I have stitched 14 blocks all up. I have found them to be such fun. Any moment now I will border these and put the quilt together. Well, possibly not any moment. Mid May probably. I have plans for the next two weeks. I have a second lot of stitcheries traced out in case I feel the urge to stitch. Happy stitching!!!

Kris lifeatrosemaryhill.blogspot.com

April Blocks Done!

Just finished my blocks. I really like doing these! And I'm hooked on the Cottage Garden Threads. I love seeing how the come up. I used Plum Pudding on the block with the reindeer. Sandy H

April's almost over :(

All the blocks are looking gorgeous, I was hoping to do mine this Easter break but left them at work so will have to make a quick dash for the finish line this week. Hope everyone enjoyed their Easter

And 3 makes 7.......

Have just added 4 more blocks to the 3 done previously.  I am really enjoying stitching these - They are such fun.

Hugs - Fee X

Monday, April 25, 2011

April Stitching Done For Me Too

I have finished this months stitcheries...
and I'm looking forward to next months!


Easter Greetings from Finland

Happy Easter
to every Stitch-A-longers!!!!

I finished the other block (Santa&Goose) of April...
...and on time.

So, Chookyblue, I did my everything,
that you don't have to crack your whip;)))
I have 5 blocks finished.

I add a bit of gold to this block too. If you look closer, you'll find Santa's coat has 'festive' buttons.

Now I'm ready for May, see you all then!!!


 Hello everybody, here are my april
blocks. And I took a parcial picture of the blocks that I've made untill now.
Happy Easter to all of you, and hugs from a sunny Denmark,

Sunday, April 24, 2011

April and May blocks done

Since we've had so much rain lately, I've been able to get two months worth of blocks done.
Happy Easter everyone!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter stitching...........

Not long now til the end of the month...............hope you all find some time to get some stitching and relaxing in over the break............looking forward to see lots more blocks by the end of the month.................other wise i might have to crack that whip.............
Keep Stitching..........Chookyblue

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April Done

Yeah I was finally able to use the sewing machine and get my borders sewn on my blocks for April.
I am enjoying seeing all the different colourways, and am very happy with my green.
Cheers Vickie C

Monday, April 18, 2011

Having Fun in Ferndale

Good evening,

Here are the latest blocks for SAL - I'm having SO much fun stitching these!

The fabric choices probably seem a little weird, but it'll make sense when you see these all together with my March blocks.

The blocks look a little wonky, but they're actually square.  I'll have a better board to display them on when I snap my May photos.

Take care!

March done

Two more blocks done, meaning I'm on track again.

Should be able to make two more before April turns to May.

BTW got this brand new toy.

Are we gonna have fun this Easter ;-))

Happy Easter to all of you.