Wednesday, February 22, 2017

February's One Monthly Goal Finish

It is time for February's One Monthly Goal report. The month is coming to the end and it is time to report in.
I can say I did meet this month goal to get this star sewn  together.
The before shot.

Plus I managed to stitch it on to the background fabric. Now to decide on the border so I can finish this off as a cushion I think.



That will probably be my March goal to complete it as time in March will be limited for sewing but there will be plenty of other exciting stuff happening.
 Pop over to Elm Street Quilts to see how other did with their goals this month.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

En Provence # 8

 I am going to show you where I am up to on the En Provence quilt.I am a little disappointed that I am not further along but there hasn't been a lot of sewing time lately.

So here we go, after stitching the first couple of blocks together I decide 6 blocks would be enough for this quilt. Knowing sewing time has been and will be short until April I think a smaller quilt will hopefully help me get closer to a finish than a large version. I counted out the blocks I had already made and set about making the balance needed.

The sashing strips will look a bit like this once I sew them together.

The plan is to finish the last two blocks then start on the sashing.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Monday, February 13, 2017

Computer work when I want to Sew

That sums up my week. Computer work and more computer work. I want to sew and it is not happening.
This week we have been doing a big upgrade on the web shop, lots of stuff to do and check before we re-launch next week. Hopefully this will make the site more user friendly for mobile devices than the old shop. I have been learning lots and at times pulling my hair out because I couldn't find what I was looking for. It is nearly done.

The other thing I have been working on is our next Block of the Month which will start later this year after Pemberley finishes. I can tell you the pattern has been selected. The pattern is from a leading Australian designer and it will be a machine piecing project. Something different from Pemberley. Lots of colour.
I thank everyone for their input from my previous post on this topic and I have combined all the names from the blog and Facebook in the draw for the promised fabric bundle.

The winner is Marjorie Gleeson.  I will post your prize to you shortly.

So now it is back in my hands to work out the fabrics (range is selected) and get the sample sewn together in time for the launch, as you all want to see the finished quilt before signing up.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia