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........
Chookyblue........

Friday, July 28, 2017

Finally Success I Hope

Here I hope is my first completed block, if this works I will add my next one. For some reason I have made this simple act of posting extremely difficult.




Cheers,

Maxine

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

2 Blocks bite the Dust



I am really enjoying making these blocks,
Cheers Shez xx

Saturday, July 15, 2017

A Double Finish

Happy day ... avoiding the whip 😉

I managed to pick up a DMC varigated that I hoped would work and am very happy with the result. June and July completed.



Sunday, July 9, 2017

No self whipping for me....

I think there is a special word for whipping oneself... but I'm not into that....

... so I thought I better get a move on...

 I had done my stocking applique before my holiday.....


and I started my pudding as soon as I could when I got back.....


... and did the piecing for them both at the same time....

I am loving the applique on these blocks ... and the piecing is nice and simple with the squares....

Saturday, July 8, 2017

July - Susan Oh 2 Sew

July is done - I've got the fabrics for the August block - need to do some tracing  . . . .

Really enjoying these blocks.
Thanks Fiona and Raewyn!!!

Catching up

I've found my stash and added the side panels to my blocks. I'm not having much luck with my cream backgrounds. This one has red streaks. I'll wash it once it's finished and see what happens. Otherwise I'll have to get creative!


Friday, July 7, 2017

Cra-a-a-a-a-a-a-ckkkkkkk.......


Honey I'm home.......

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You guessed it... the whipcracker has got her whip out!!!! 



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This morning I went through the posts so far and updated the sidebar where your names are.....  M is for May (the little project if you wished), J for June and J for July.

You will notice some have j instead of J - this is code for those of you who have finished the applique but are choosing to do the piecing of squares at a later date - I feel it is still a finish but just noting the difference.

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There are a number who have not started and not posted at all...... are you still sewing along with us???  Please let Raewyn and/or me know.  It really is a lovely quilt

The blocks are not too hard don't take too long to do - the pieces are quite big for applique and the piecing is all squares....

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So what do you think of my outfits as whipcracker?  I'm wondering which suits me best .....

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Hoping to see a few more blocks soon - I may have to call in another whipcracker to help ...


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Righto, Gotto Go..... whips to weave, outfits to find....