Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop- My Daisy Stop

Welcome to my turn on the Where Flowers Bloom blog hop. A big thank to Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks for hosting us. We must be a handful sometimes. Here is the schedule for today's bloggers. I have included the full schedule at the bottom of my post for you to be able to check out what everyone has created for this blog hop.
Wednesday, June 13th

Just Let Me Quilt

Hazel’s Daughter
Nettie Sews and Lucky Quilts
ShirleyC
Cynthia's Creating Ark  (You are here)
Songbird Designs
Creativeblonde
Patchouli Moon Studio

I had a plan when I signed up to do this blog hop. I had to factor in the fact I was going to be away all of  May so the plan was to do a combination of machine piecing and English Paper piecing so I could stitch while I was away. Then there would only be a little bit of machine sewing when I got home and write up my blog post.
The easiest choice was the floral fabric I wanted to use. That was Garden Delights by Gray Sky Studio. I have used it a few times recently. So while I was away I managed to stitch up five hexagon flowers. You just have to have hexagon flowers for a flower themed blog hop.
In the end I only used three for my Garden Delights table runner as I was running out of time.
This is what the back of my Hexagon flower looks as I remove the papers before I appliqued them on to the  6 1/2 " background squares. Then added some flower sashing and borders.

A piece of batting, backing fabric  and a little quilting finished my little table runner off. 


Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop Schedule





Friday, June 15th

Den syende himmel
QuiltFabrication
Blessings From Our Nest
DesertSky Quilting
Just Because Quilts
Quarter Inch Crafter
Creatin' in the Sticks
Make sure your visit and check out what everyone has made during this blog hop.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

June's One Monthly Goal

                                            
May was a bust sewing wise! I am not surprised being on holiday and sewing turned out harder than I expected. I didn't complete enough to make it worth while linking up at the end of May. I am sure that project will turn up again as I have only finished the first block.
Onto June  and happier sewing times now that I am home. So this month I have to turn these flowers blocks into a completed project.  These did get made while I was away. The original idea has fallen by the waist side. So let's see what I can make with these. There is a bonus to this project - there is a deadline for this project so I know it will be finished at the end of the month. Just a little bit of pressure.  I do have some more hexagon cut out if I need some more. These are 1/2" hexagons I have used in these flowers.


I have linked my post with Elm Street Quilts so pop over and have a look at what everyone is working on. You may want to join us.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Saturday, June 2, 2018

2018- 350 Block Report- May



This month's total is 30 blocks.

 Well what can I say. April was a disaster sewing wise. With two bulging discs in my lower back slowing me down has not helped my cause. This month saw me on holiday without a lot of sewing time especially with only hand sewing as an option.
One block on the new block of the month done.

5 blocks for a secret project which needs to be completed by next week. I better get a move on, if i am going to finish it on time. Lucky it is only a small project.

Two Hexagon blocks for another project.

So my total for May is 8 blocks. I think I need to do something about this lack of sewing.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia