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, September 30, 2017

Made It !!!!

Put the finally stitches in my Blocks for Sept this morning.....

Now I hope to make a start on next months and not have to rush to finish..

Happy Stitching
Hugz  Maria :)


Thursday, September 28, 2017

September Block

I finished up September's block today....As you can see, I've done the heart and stars instead of the one with the three stars...I don't think it really matters as they're the same size....

 I have the smaller star and heart blocks ready to applique so I'll take them on my upcoming trip....I've decided to copy Susan and do a nativity instead of the post block...it won't have very much embroidery so I should have that one finished before the end of October..
Happy Stitching,
Mama Bear

Monday, September 25, 2017

August Block

My August block is done - more work in this block than you would think.  September's almost done - so back soon. Cheryl

Sunday, September 17, 2017

August September Caught Up

Happy to be on a roll ... I have managed to catch up with my blocks in good time.



So far...

Loving this project and all the beautiful blocks being shared on the blog, thank you.



I need more weekend…..!!!!

Friday, September 15, 2017


I have been working away at the appliqué. Some still  need the embroidery done and some are for future months. I prepped all the smaller appliques at the same time and have been stitching them as time permits.  I have a few more appliqué blocks to prep before I start cutting squares from the left over fabrics. My plan is to complete the blocks to date over the next few weeks. 
Initially I was not sure how my fabrics would look but now I have some done I am very pleased with them. The starter for me was a pack of 5 fabrics I won last Christmas. 

September Stars and Hearts....

This months block is sweet with it's extra block of stars at the top and the little hearts and holly underneath.....  Family and Friends

I'm enjoying seeing the blocks together on my display wall.....

So great seeing the different versions of this quilt - lovely work from everyone....

Hugz from Fiona

Thursday, September 14, 2017

August blocks

Suddenly we are half way through September!
So here are my August blocks —
As you can see I had a major fail with doing feather stitch on the gingerbread man and opted for some chain stitch instead!
I've made a good little start on this month's blocks so maybe I'll have it completed to share This Month :-)
Happy sewing everyone

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Progress August September

Last Sunday/Monday I managed to complete the machine applique on both blocks.

Now I can trace the stitchery parts ready for those mini moments when I can stitch.

I have a new block keeper.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Catching Up

I'm all caught up (I don't think that is very good grammar) but am happy they are complete. Lots of family issues at the moment with mum moving into aged care and not settling. It's nice to have something else to concentrate on.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Susan: August Block Finished

I finally got the last of the embroidery done, and the blocks sewn together, yesterday. I did, in fact, do most of the remaining stitching on my road trip. Fiona, you asked about the trip. I went about 205 miles south of me, to Atlanta, Georgia, (which is going to have lots more of the wind and rain from Hurricane Irma than I will get!) for a special purpose, and didn't get to play in the local quilt shop in Marietta, where we stayed, because the hours they were open interfered with why I was there. Still, I stitched! Yay, me! Now I'm not behind ... for at least a few weeks. LOL

Saturday, September 9, 2017

September - Susan Oh 2 Sew

I know its early in the month - but I have a block to share - it IS my September block - it will go in the  middle of the top row - instead of the "Family/Hearts" block.

This quilt will be for my eldest daughter who likes to remember the reason for the season . . .so it had a bit of a re-design...like a few more of the blocks to come.

I hope everyone is enjoying their stitching - we would love to see some more posts...it doesn't matter if you are behind - just show us what you ahev done.  There are NO Quilt Police on this beat.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Just In Time

As you might have guessed, I didn't do anything on this quilt in July, but I have been busy stitching in August....
 This is the stitchery I did to replace the 
Pudding, so July's block is done.

 And here's August. I think I left one of the 
candy canes out.
 I realize it is most likely September in
Australia, but here in the U.S. it
is still August....In Alabama it is the 31st
at 3:30pm.
I have loved seeing what everyone is
doing and the colors and fabrics
being used...
I have been working on the Penny candle
mat and that will be my May 
project when it is done.....
AKA Mama Bear