Sunday, January 15, 2017

En Provence Post #7

I had a little sewing time to work on my En Provence quilt. The last two clues still needed to be made. So I made some of each because I wanted to sew one block together. What I have so far. There is some trimming still to do.

Look my first block made up. Now to work out how many blocks I can make from what I have made.

My sashing strips will look like this. I ran out of time to sew one together.

Now I have to decide how many blocks I want to make. I have  enough to make four blocks so far. I am thinking 9 or 12 blocks.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Friday, January 13, 2017

Under the Pressure Foot # 26


I had to go back to my day job on the 3rd of January, so after two weeks of  being back I have realised that I have hardly done any sewing, if any. When was the last time I sat at my machine. I know I cut the binding strips for my Victorian Fling quilt, but they are still hanging over the back of my chair. Plus I noticed because I haven't had any sewing time I have not shared a lot here.

Now if my sewing station is looking like this, it means I was not sewing any quilting projects last time I was here. A set of block out curtains were made for a friend and my LSH(long suffering husband- that is what he claims) work pants were repaired. Not what I wanted to be sewing.
You can see my quarter inch foot is not on my machine and the fact my extension table is in its place confirms my suspicion that I haven't sewn anything interesting lately. 

 I have cut some fabric for a test block which I need to make 30 of as part of a  signature block swap I am participating in. They need to be finished by the end of January for me to get them in the post so they arrive on time at their destination.
I wonder what the block will be. This doesn't tell you much. I am wondering should  I make them all from the same fabrics or do I make some a different colourway. Hopefully you will find out by the end of the weekend what block I have chosen.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Sunday, January 8, 2017

2017 Finish Along Q1 list

It is time to my our first list of 2017 for the 2017 Finish Along.
My  Victorian Fling quilt tops this list as it is the closest to finishing. Only the binding to do.
What else to put on this. I think my Hourglass Quilt makes this list. The top is completed. So pinning, quilting and binding to do.

My Sew It Together quilt which I will drop off for quilting and then I can just worry about the binding.

My star wall hanging. It needs the star to be pieced and then applique to it background fabric. It is English paper pieced. So there is some work to go on this one.
Sorry no pictures at this stage.

Lastly my Forget Me Not quilt. Another English Paper piecing project larger than the Star project but I am three quarters through the top. I would love to see this one at the quilting stage by the end of this quarter.  Let's see how I go.
I am linking this post with She can quilt so you can check out what everyone else is working on.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia