Thursday, September 10, 2020

The Great Australian Craft Show #6

 On Thursday the sixth Great Australian Craft Show started. This is the first one I have taken part in. Way outside of my comfort zone. You can find the Great Australian Craft Show here  It like being at a craft fair without leaving your home. Visit the Exhibitors Hall for all the craft businesses participating, There is lots of super specials on offer. Plus they have a classroom full of classes on offer for a subscription fee of  $20 per month. You have access to these classes for this event and previous events for the month even after the show closes on Sunday. I have a two  monthly subscriptions on my Facebook page on offer. Comment and like the post and you will be in the draw to win one.

Here are the specials I have on offer this weekend, so be quick to purchase the one you want as there are limited stock on some of the product. Once they are sold out they are gone.

Bambini Bright Panel Bundle is $42 and for this weekend you will receive an extra 50 cm wof of the matching stripe.

The Wheelhouse Medallion Quilt kit is now $595 down from $650.

Our Lucky Fabric Dip are $4 each are a great gift idea for your quilting friends and don't forget to treat yourself.

The Wool Ironing Pad is on special for $49. It is 50 x 50 cm(20 inch square) Perfect for those larger blocks. As one of my customers said "It is a Game changer " for those who want beautifully flat seams.

We have put together this beautiful bundle from Rustic Romance - 50cm wof cuts for a total of 4 metres of fabric for only $60. That is $40 off my retail price.

You can find all these product under the Cynthia's Ark link at The Great Australian Craft Show. The link is highlighted in the top paragraph
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia


Sunday, September 6, 2020

Under the Pressure Foot 2020- 3

 It has been crazy with pressure building around me. I don't know what happened this week but all of a sudden the pressure vanished and I found myself thinking I can do this. How long this will last I don't know. I can only go two ways I manage to stay on top of things and nailing the task laid on me to complete or I crash and burn, failing to complete everything.

So after Saturday's Project Uninterrupted session in the shop, there was a bolt out as I cut some for one of the ladies in the session. She asked me how long those bolts had been there for. I said quite a while, I had a quilt plan in my head, knowing I would have to do something with them to get the quilters wanting to use these large scale prints. 

Since I had the bolt out I thought what the hell and cut  what I needed. If it is cut I am more likely to start the sewing. Simple large blocks. Before I knew it I had the machine out and I was making the blocks.


You know where this is going! How many times have we told ourselves a 

couple blocks to see what they will look like and I will return to the other jobs I need to complete.  Five blocks later I was considering do I have time to sew the blocks together? Yes let's keep going. So I did. Blocks all sewn together and I still had time before leaving for dinner, so I sewed the first two pieces together.

At this point I got really excited with only one seam to go and I had just enough time. Lucky I didn't have to get changed for dinner so I went for it. The only issue was  I took a short cut and didn't double check my measurements. Oops I just went for it. With no pins I couldn't even fudge it and easy it in.
So that ended my session, so close to finishing a quilt top in 2 1/2 hours. I just turned everything off and left it there, with the thought of it wasn't a late night I could unpick the last seam when I got home. It didn't happen. On Sunday morning I made that my first job, unpick the seam and fix it.  There you go all done. I think there's a workshop in this.

Such a simple quilt in the end that can be made in an afternoon from cutting to quilt top. I have a number of bolts in the shop that could create variation of this.
I can see another one in my future, but for now back to what I need to do.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia



Saturday, September 5, 2020

One Monthly Goal- September's Goal


This month I have selected this project to work on. It is a Quiltworx project -Poinsettia. It's a table topper. It is one of the projects I need to finish. I started it last month and need to get it to quilt top pretty quickly. All the piecing is done but I now need to add the border pieces and sew it all together.

I have linked my post with Elm Street Quilts goal setting post. Pop over and check out what everyone is up to this month.

Until Next Time

Keep Stitching

Cynthia