I started blogging in May of 2011. As near as I can tell Lori had held 3 SALs by then--2 in 2010, and one early in 2011. I have saved those patterns, but haven't made them yet.
In January of 2012 I joined in for the first time. Her SAL was named "Pink Lemonade". I made two versions of this pattern.
In Sept. 2012 we were at it again. This one was named "Mountain Trail". I was still relatively new to machine quilting--wish I had used darker thread. :)
We had a bonus of three SALs in 2013. "Abundance" was created in January. I hand quilted this one.
In April of 2013 we made "Harmony". Apparently I had enjoyed the hand quilting, because I hand quilted this one, as well.
"Faithful" was in October 2013. We were told to start with an orphan block and the SAL was the process of bordering it. I had this 6" Mariner's Compass that needed a home.
"Midwinter Blues" was her SAL in January 2014.
The only doll quilt SAL of Lori's that I have NOT followed since I started blogging, was "Cascadia". And I am sorry. It was in Nov. 2014. I do want to make it someday.
Starting in 2015 there has just been one SAL per year. I guess I made up for it by making 2 of "Country Roads" in September of that year. I also made my blocks half the size. :)
"Quilters Madder" was our SAL in October 2016. I think this is one of my favorites, but it also drove me crazy! So easy to mess up the placement of the blocks! I downsized these blocks, too, and added a border based on Lori's inspiration quilt.
Last of all was "Palmateer Point" in September of 2017. This one was also down-sized. Do you sense a trend?
The three SALs that were before my time were "Cheddar Cheese & Crackers", "Strawberry Fields", and "Midnight Stars".
Do you follow along with Lori's SALs? If so, how many have you done? She has a post here where you can find photos of most of her little SAL quilts.
Thanks to Lori for all her efforts for SALs that are just right! They are small quilts, and the SALs don't last forever. The longer a SAL goes, the greater chance to fall behind--and then I tend to drop out.
Thanks to everyone for the kind words about my tome-like tutorial.
As per LuAnn's request, you will find a tab under my header where all three "Making of a Mini Quilt" posts are linked.
Until next time, when I might actually have something new to share,
p.s. Random Number Generator chose #13--Nancy--to receive the soap. I laughed when I saw that her number was chosen. If you read her comment, she asked not to be included in the drawing. But I convinced her that the same reason she gave for NOT being included was the very reason why I make my own soap--been at it for almost 22 years now. So Nancy, you will get to give it a try! If you will email your address to me I will send it out next time I am in town!