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.....

Friday, November 13, 2015


I'm happy to tell you that I have finished the top. It's wrinkled, so I have to iron it before the next step.
Have a wonderful weekend all of you!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

I finished top:)

I am done the top. yay!!!!!

Thank you so much!! Chooky and Susan.
I have been so happy for being part of this project and learning a lot from other great quilters. As a self study quilter quilting is one of the hardest things to do. 
However with all friends here I can get some ideas. ❤️
Blessings and love

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Natures Journey finished !!!

I'm happy to share my finished "Natures Journey" Quilt .... I have finished sewing on the binding and I love it !!!   Trying to get a picture today with David holding it up and our grandson Jed decided he wanted to be in on the photo too .... 

This has been a lovely project to work on ... thank you to Anni Downs for your beautiful design ... and a huge thank you to Chookyblue and her band of helpers who have encouraged and motivated us through the Stitch A Long Group .... I'm looking forward to seeing what they have in store for us in 2016 !!

If you are lagging behind ... hopefully this will motivate you to stitch a long !!  

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Centre appliqué complete

Hello all, I'm still chugging away and am loving all your beautiful quilt tops. I've finally finished my appliqué centre. 

(even though my quilt colour's are based on green and pink, I couldn't help but incorporate some bluebirds of happiness)

Happy Stitching

Monday, November 2, 2015

Still going.....

Apologies girls... Yes, I am way behind, but still here. All the completed tops look wonderful, great to see!
Can't seem to get a pic to load at the moment, am still on my centre applique.
Still here though!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Yes! I have a Top Finished

Yesterday I sewed and sewed and sewed!! I was determined to get my top finished in October.... which I did - didn't finish till around 6 o'clock by which time it was too cloudy to take a photo outside therefore it's already November when I'm showing you my finished top :) 

Now deciding whether to machine or hand quilt it - leaning more to the hand quilting... with maybe a little machine quilting?....So it may be a little while till the whole quilt is finished!

Thankyou to Chooky and Susan for organising the SAL - the first one I've taken part in - have thoroughly enjoyed my own "journey" while watching everyone's progress and seeing all the other beautiful quilts!! And.... thanks to Anni Downs for coming up with such a lovely pattern! 
Along the way have learnt to do needle turn (am looking forward to my next needle turn project!), after starting decided applique pins were a necessity, a bias maker is a great invention!, loved using bits and pieces of fabrics from my stash - even some from the early 80's!... and (of course) a few extras were bought! 

Will be back with a quilted quilt! 
Happy Stitching

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Still not completed........

It has taken me a few weeks to work out if I wanted to add the diamonds to this or do something else. I finally decided to add the red Ric Rac between the two borders and am now working on joining my 9 patch blocks to the sides, top and bottom. Sorry, it's not the best photo.
Have to do a bit of Xmas secret sewing before I finally get back to it.
Till next time...........