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.....

Monday, February 1, 2016

And I have a top

So happy I've had a few issues, with Somw squares less meaning. 1/4 inch peeper being added, then the next squares I had frustration and cut one in half - but what surprised me is the brick border fitted perfect.

 After laying it stop my bed I decided I needed a bit of overhang and added another border of my grey spot. So guess tomorrow means shopping for backing fabric
And the quilting can begin.

But I've been happily distracted lots by Lucy thanks to Chooky 

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Open your eyes woman....

In the midst of moving out of my sewing room (insert sigh) I lost my two nine patch borders for my quilt. In frustration I packed it all away...today I decided I would find it!!!! i opened its storage box and started to pull out the borders, counting as I went, then On my  #%]*+^ I found them.......

On the both sides of my centre, grrr I had already sewn them on...sometimes in life we just need to take a deep breath.....and count to three and look again... I would have had a completed top.......will iron all the pieces and attach tomorrow, whilst kid free.....thought you all my get a laugh from this especially Sonia and Khrissy, who I have whinged too lol

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Off to the Quilters

My top has actually been finished since... I think it was end October - and I did put it in a post here at the time...... I have been procrastinating as to whether I should hand quilt, machine quilt, maybe a bit of both... but, as it has been sitting here for nearly 3 months I have decided to get it quilted!... so here it is already to go...
.......at least it will then be finished (after I do the binding) and will not end up as a UFO! 

Hope others are also finishing off this lovely quilt!
Happy Stitching

Saturday, January 16, 2016

It's a New Year

And its time to get some UFOs out of the way - before you start too many more new ones . . (AS IF   ????) . . .
in case you need another reason to finish - 
for those GDITC attendees - 
wouldn't it be great to be able to show Anni a lot of finished quilts - or if you can't get to that - at least a top????
(You have nearly two months....)

Come on Girls - we can do it!!!!!!!!

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


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!