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, October 24, 2016

Lovely dragonfly




Too much busy, a difficult year because of illnesses of the little ones and too much job, but I do love Annie Downs and this wonderfull project!!! So, trying to find out an hour a week, on Sunday, sewing in multitasking while listening at the recordings for my job... one stitch little by little!!!! Falled in love with this sweet dragonfly!!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Plodding Along

Progress is happening...

Last month I spent a weekend away in Bathurst.  I took along my box of Nature's Journey.  I was able to sit down and spent the good part of the 2 days stitching on my squares/diamonds.  

While I was stitching I was admiring Sonia (Forever Always) quilting her Nature's Journey.  

This week I am on leave from work and after I did some jobs I decided I would once again pull out my Nature's Journey box.  I reached in and grabbed the bag of small squares and well.....

I sewed into pairs, these became, sets of 3, which grew into nine-patches and then into rows.  I couldn't help myself so before I even hit them with the iron I laid them against my centre block and thankfully I am still in love with the quilt.

So inspiration has hit and the machine is out I am going to continue to work on these and who knows before the end of 2016 I may start quilting......





Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Almost there


After seeing Maria's post today, I'd thought I'd try and inspire those like me that are almost there. I'm on the last 2 borders, I'm loving the dimples I'm creating in my hand quilting. I'm working a little every night. My poor Lucy Boston is very jealous.

Back to quilting.....

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Happy Dance !!!!!

I am delighted to be posting my completed Nature's Journey........














Thanks heaps to Chooky and the whip cracking Susan for keeping me on track....

Look forward to the next SAL Ladies........

Hugz  Maria.

http://maria-lifeontheblock.com.au

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Saw this....


On the 16th July I went to a quilt show by the Schoolhouse Quilters Kenmore. This is their raffle prize. It is a collaborative quilt and beautifully made. The photos are not the best because the quilt was hung up high and I only had my phone. I thought you might like to see it though.

The next question is - if I win this one do I have to finish mine?  Only joking because I wouldn't waste all the work I've done so far.
Enjoy.
Lynda (bettsylyn)

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Quilting done

It was very exciting to head to my lovely quilter's place to pick up this quilt, Nature's Journey! She has done a wonderful job of the quilting! Now to bind and add a label.



Monday, April 18, 2016

My Journey Finished.


The night before "Girls Day in The Country" with Anni Downs my friend Gail( not in the photo) Kate and myself were trying to get the bind stitched down.  Betty Field from Cowra quilted it for me ...the quilting is so nice.





Ta Da here it is Natures Journey finished.... Thank you Chooky for running the stitch along and thank you all out there in blogland for keeping me motivated. It would not have happened without you all.

Displaying my quilt with the designer Anni Downs