Sunday, March 19, 2017

It has been a tough week.

After a tough week where we had to say goodbye to a family member that left us too soon. It was time for some sewing.

Digging into​ the batik scraps box for a couple test blocks.


Also l managed two blocks from Pat Sloan Solstice Challenge. Block 2 and 3. Yes I am way behind, struggling for any sewing time this year.


I hope I can make some sewing progress next weekend since I am off with the girls on retreat.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Handmade- Lucky Sew Along Update

After 3/4 of the day at the computer doing some pattern writing and other stuff.  Not leaving me much sewing time but I did pick up my quilt that I made during the Handmade Lucky Sew Along last year during the week.

Valerie did a fantastic job quilting it for me.
Excuse little Saffy, she can't help herself.

Look at the gorgeous Tula Pink's wideback fabric I used on the back.
I used the Riley Blake Designs Charcoal solid for the binding which is the fabric I used in the top.

Now I just need to turn the binding over and​ sew it in place.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Gypsy Wife Quilt is the New Block of the Month

Over the last couple of months I have asked for your opinions on Block of the Months while I was arrange the latest batch of Block of the Months. I can  now announce the first one as it is all set up and it will start in the first week of June 2017.

It is the Gypsy Wife by Jen Kingwell. 
We will be making our using Riley Blake Design Fabrics. It is a machine piecing Block of the Month. I can tell you there is an English Paper Piecing Block of the Month and an applique/ English Paper piecing combination in the pipeline too.



Starting in June you will receive a full pattern with fabric for the top and binding over 12 months. It will be AU$30 plus postage over the 12 months. Now if you sign up before the 30th April you will receive a free spool of Aurifil 50wt cotton to sew with. It is my favourite cotton to sew with. I use it for 90% of my sewing from hand/machine pieced to quilting.

Now I will be sewing the sample over the next couple of months so you will see some previews of the quilt coming together in the fabrics we will be sew with. Hopefully by May I will be able do a full reveal (at least the top should be completed by then).
You can sign up on my website using a credit card or Paypal for our Block of the Months.

I hope you will join us sewing up a brand new masterpiece over the next 12 months.
Until Next Time 
Keep Stitching
Cynthia