Sunday, 6 March 2011

It's A Top...A GJ Top...

Ta Dah!  A Gardener's Journal has borders and is now officially a completed quilt top!  Wahoo!! Happy Dancing...


Very happy to have it to this stage...yes, I know, the quilting and binding is supposed to be tackled straight away and the quilt finished by now but let's be honest here...it isn't going to happen so why pretend...

Preparation is underway for the next Stitch-A-Long, 'Tis The Season, which started on the first of this month...I've cut out the background squares and strips for the block borders and started tracing the stitchery designs on...like A Gardener's Journal I want to get all the blocks prepared up to the border stage so that I can just keep on going each month without having to stop to cut and trace...

Working away on my year long Christmas swap, the first part of which has to be mailed out by the end of this month and I still haven't finished up the stocking let alone any pressies to put in it and it has to be sent with the January, February and March gifties in the stocking...so the Stitch-A-Long will have to go on the back burner for this week while I get up to speed with my swap committment...

Happy Stitching...

6 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

hey one top together it looks gorgeous...........

still plenty of time in the month to get your TTS Sal stitched so get some other projects this week..........

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow.....looks so good, you must be so very pleased I hope to have one like that very soon....

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

I love it.. your quilt top is turning out so nice.. You have put a lot of time and love in to this top... Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us ;)
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Doris Sturm said...

Wow, that looks like a lot of work - I can't even imagine on how to begin - it looks very happy and garden friendly ;-) I am doing some container gardening this year for the first time since I've lived here (5 years) and am enjoying it tremendously, only I don't get a chance to blog very much anymore, but it will be hot soon enough and then I have all the time I want to sit in here with the AC running night and day.

I didn't know you had a Christmas swap year around? Is it just for quilters? I don't sew, except the little that is required for knitting and crocheting...where can I learn more?

Happy St. Patrick's Day :-)

Love,
Doris and Gizzy

Grethe said...

Super,Duper,your GJ looks gorgeous,So glad you are this far!
Wise to be early for X-mas,It goes around all year,I know:-)

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

Love your GJ quilt. I am going to have to make one when my Christmas one is done. I think the GJ quilt is so cute!