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........

Monday, August 31, 2015

A just a little behind

I have nearly finished my appliqué centre.
I had to put it on hold to write an essay which is due this evening.

For my reward I am going to spend the rest of the evening back stitching the centre.

Simone

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August done....

I went away for a few days and took my applique with me only to discover I had not cut enough so this morning I quickly did 6 more and sewed them on.....

Glad I could make it in time......


... it's surprisingly big with these borders on....

Thanks everyone.. so nice to sew with you all and see so many different ones ... and they all look fantastic...

August ... Made It Just

It's a good thing that August has 31 days and not 30 or I wouldn't have made it....finished off the last row this morning. The sun is so bright this morning it hasn't photographed very well.


NJ will have to go on the back burner for a bit as September is a super busy month here starting with DD's wedding next Saturday. With the ceremony at home there's all the last minute tidying and decorations to finish making. I hope to get all those little squares cut before school holidays at the end of the month so maybe then I can concentrate on the Journey.

Loving everyone's finished centres ... well done!

Narelle @ Pins and Whiskers

Sunday, August 30, 2015

August Progress - Susan Oh2Sew

A wonderful Sunday Stitchers day and a wrap up to a week off work...

I'm not finished and won't be by the 31st - oops that's tomorrow!!! but at least I have made progress....



and I cracked the whip over Noela & Lynda!!!

Happy Sewing everyone.

August done just in time

I spent today at Sunday Stitchers adding the last 2 rows of squares.

Happy stitching,

August Finished

Mama Bear
Sammie

First set of borders !

August is done !!


I still enjoy the different parts of the quilt !

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Holiday's homeworks


 
Hi, girls! I went on holidays on August and I always bring with me some patchwork homeworks. This year I did the same but this is my first holidays with my little new-born, so the time was not the same as the past... :) I quilted Henrietta Whiskers and I made some Nature's Journey blocks. Very busy this autumn, but I will work every sunday to Nature's journey! In the meanwhile, so happy to see your progresses, I do love July and August blocks!!!! <3

Friday, August 28, 2015

A Little Stack!

A job for the weekend..... my little stack of diamonds all ready to be sewn onto the border...
..the aim is to get them all finished by end of the month - but that is fast approaching so will see how we go!

Is anyone else feel like they're racing to the finish line!!
Happy Stitching
Asta

August Update

Well lots of little diamonds to sew on this month to keep us all busy. Am very pleased with the result though -

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Finally July done

Almost done the July block( legs of butterfry and lady bug are still missing, sorry). Does it look OK? It is the first time to do the peeper border, so if you could see some mistake, would you let me know? 

I am sorry that it is quite late to done it. I moved back to Korea from California 2weeks ago. I am so exited to be here, but I miss there too. 

Progress pic

Just a quick pic to show my progress!


All laid out now, just going to sew dark border on and begin appliqueing. I glue prepped the squares all in one hit, instead of EPPing them.

Kel x

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

August Progress

Just a quick pic and spiel. I'm done cutting the squares and will begin appliqueing them as soon as my typing fingers are free!

Also just want to point out, that the measurements for the finished size of this months block can't be right. It doesn't finish at 27.5 x 33.5. It can't. That would make it too big on both long sides when the next border is attached. Either that or I'm going nuts lol, which is quite possible...


I decided to go with a plain border instead of a scrappy one. The centre piece is pieced and to me that adds enough interest. So I went with the plain arrangement.

Hope everyone is madly stitching.
Lots of hugs,
Kel x

Kel@alwaysapplique

April finished!

I bet you didn't see this one coming any time soon. I, for one, have not been holding my breath waiting for this last block to get finished. But, today, during one of little A's naps, I decided to see if I could get the block prepped - and, after that was completed, see how much of it I'd be able to do before she woke up.

Well, I didn't get much done before she was up and ready for action again - but she did play on her mat for a little while so that I could finish the appliqué. The star is completed - and thus all the blocks from April can now be crossed off the list!

Not too bad, it only took about four months to get it done.. :-p


I'll see if I can get some new background fabrics selected and cut for May and June tomorrow (or this weekend, what ever comes first with some me-time). I'm not sure when I'll be able to start July (or August, for that matter) seeing as we haven't found a desk yet. Actually, we're missing quite a bit of stuff, and since moving, still have a bunch of boxes here and there. But, we're getting there. The house is liveable and we're getting to know the neighbourhood and the city. So far, not really missing Oslo - but I guess we'll get to that point too, sooner or later.

But tonight I'll be celebrating this one little victory!

May I have an "A, please?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

July/Aug catch up

Tomorrow, I am off to a retreat at Tamborine Mountain where I am hoping to catch up on my SAL blocks. Will be there until Sunday so should get a good bit of stitching done on that centre block, then I can add the pieced border which I completed last weekend.




Well must go, as I need to pack for tomorrow. Be back next week with an update.

FEB CHOPPED.............

I had to put my big girls pants on and make a decision.............
as life spins in a whirls I have said enough is enough...........
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Sadly I have removed 4 ladies from the SAL...........I have tried on numerous occasions to contact them with no response so I can only assume they no longer wish to be part of the SAL or they no longer have the email address I contacted then with.............
these ladies had not even shared one month completed blocks...........
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I have seen some progress from some but many months ago.............
If you are reading this and your one of the ladies and still want to be part and will show your progress then please contact me ASAP.........
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Next on the chopping block are those who have not completed March............
so get moving........
I feel a bit mean but we all joined in to do this together..........
yes there are some hiccups along the way .......but as things happen to people along the way they often email me if there is some delay......some of those reasons have been wonderful holidays.....
some not......trust me you would not believe what people have had to deal with during this SAL............absolute terrible heartache this year but everyone has picked up and kept going.........some even saying the SAL is what has kept them going..........
Ester was behind but OMG look what she has been posting lately.........
YOU CAN DO IT.........
Chookyblue.........





2 more borders to go!

Slow going for me now with my fractured ankle, but sewing a little bit! I am so happy with how this is turning out! Cast comes off next week so hopefully the top  will be done soon!
Lori
Leaskdale, on canada

AUGUST IS READY:-)

Good evening,

We had a terrible tsunami-like fload storms last week in Budapest turning squares into lakes and streets ro raging rivers. My workplace had been seriously damaged, I was very nervous and shoked for days.  It was relaxing to have this beautiful pattern at home, though all this experience had an effect, it is far not as perfect as I can sew, but well... sewing this was a healing and felt much better and the "scars" are mine, in my heart, on my quilt.  

Just two pictures of many, during the fload: 

After the fload:


And my center block (without ironing):  






Happy sewing!:-) 

Hugs,