Monday, May 29, 2017

Victorian Lace Shop Sample

When I was at Cotton Carnivale back in March, we did a class with Michelle Yeo making a block of her Victorian Lace pattern which we all received a copy as part of the class. We also received enough fabric to make one block. Once I got home I finished my block and decided I needed to create something from this block as a shop sample for Michelle's pattern which I now carry in the shop.

So I decided on a table runner with 3 blocks and a couple of borders. I was tempted to make a quilt using 9 blocks​ and the block I made that was different would be the centre block. Then I raid the shop for some extra fabric for the two blocks and borders. I did have enough of 1 fabric to cut 6 more wedges from but I needed 12 to create a balanced look. The plan was to use a second fabric and alternate the 2 fabrics to help tie the three blocks together. That was my plan but when I was sew the blocks I seem to have forgotten to do that and I sewed 3 of the same in a row. Damn it! I hate unpicking stitches so this is what I am going to do so I didn't have to unpick and start again.


Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Saturday, May 27, 2017

One Monthly Goal - May's Link up

I set myself the challenge of getting these 3 blocks together for a table runner.


Now it doesn't seem much but it was the only real progress on any of my sewing I had during May. I still have had very limited sewing time. This is something I need to fix very soon, as I fall further behind in projects that need my attention.

I have linked this post to Elm Street Quilts so you can pop over and check out some of the other project goals that have been reached.
I think next month goal will be easy to select.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Progress Report on the Gypsy Wife Quilt

Some sewing time here today during Project Uninterrupted. I managed to do some more work on the Gypsy Wife Quilt which is are new block of the month here at Cynthia's Ark. I really wish I had the top done by now but the world has been plotting against me lately.

I could complain about how far behind I am but really I would be wasting more Time​. So here are a couple more pictures on my progress.



I am loving working with the Riley Blake Designs Shades range. This will be a bright and colorful quilt when we finish it.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia