Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Christmas Caroling Row Along Secret Sewing

I have been busy working behind the scenes getting my row ready for this year's Christmas Caroling Row Along hosted by Seams to be Sew. Marian has done a wonderful job organising this event and with all the sponsors on board there is some great prizes on offer for the giveaways that will be running over the course of the event. A special thank you to Northcott Fabrics for supplying us with fabric for this year's Christmas ranges for us to make our row with.
This is what I received from the Tis the Season with the additional neutral. That will be my background fabric.


Of course I can't share too much of my row until my day but you may see a few little sneak peeks before hand if you have your eyes open. The Christmas Caroling Row Along starts on the 5th September and I will remind you when it starts so you don't miss out on what it on offer.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

All Over the Octagon Quilt Update

It has been quite awhile since I posted anything on this project. I am coming to the end of the octagon blocks. Well maybe! I may need a few more but we will see. I have decided to used Riley Blake Design Shades Linen for the squares. It has taken me forever to decide but the decision has been made for good or bad. Let's hope it is a good one.

With that said I am still working on one last block but I can't decide which fabric I should use in the centre so I thought I would share them here and see what everyone thinks.
Here are the options. Tell me your favourite in the comments below.







Until Next Time 
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Sunday, August 6, 2017

I am Getting There with The Gypsy Wife Quilt

Over the weekend I had time for some more progress on my Gypsy Wife Quilt. Considering the layout of the quilt it has been enjoyable to make. A few issues here and there but what quilt is ever finished without a seam ripper being used at some stage. The main thing is coming together.

I am piecing the sections together and sections 1 and 2 were the sections I was working on. They seems to be hard sections as they then are sewn together.  I got it done.



That only left me with sections 6 and 7 to go. I continued on with 7 as it was the smaller of the two sections. Now Section 7 turned out to be tougher than sections 1 and 2. I didn't quite get Section 7 finished but there is only 1 seam to go to complete it.


Now only 1 section to go and then to finish sewing all ten sections together to complete the top.

Stay tuned for more on this project.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Going Tribal this Month

This month in the Stash Building Club we have gone with Snow Leopard Designs Tribal fabric range. These fabrics would be perfect for fussy cutting in a project. I know I want to use them in an English paper piecing project. It would create some very interesting blocks. I will share my blocks with you as I make it up. This should be very interesting.
You can join us at anytime as our Stash Building Fabric Club is an ongoing club. Each month you receive 5 x 30 cm by the width of the fabric for a total of 1.5 metres. Plus 4 times a year you receive a bonus product with your fabric. It could be thread, notion, extra fabric, pattern etc.  Here is the link with more details if you are interested. I am happy to send international, just remind the postage with be more than my local postage rate.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August One Monthly Goal

Well what can I say! After a total failure of finishing July goal the same project is back for a second go. My Scrap Dance Tango Project.


Now there was some progress so technically I am closer to finishing than I was at the beginning of July. So I am set myself the same goal as last month. To get these blocks in to a top of some sort.
Let's hope I can achieve it this month.

I have linked this post up with Elm Street Quilts so pop over and check out what others are working on or join us.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia