Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop- My day.


It's my day on the Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop. I have had some fun with this one. I can see me taking the next step with these blocks and turning them in to a full size quilt in the future.  I even have a name for the quilt.  I better add it to my project list. A big thank you to Carol for hosting us for this one. She does a fantatic job organising us and keeping us on track. Here is the schedule. 

October 7

October 8


October 9
October 10
Cynthia's Creating Ark       You are here.

October 11
Words & Stitches


I have made a wall hanging for my project. Halloween isn't as big here in Australia like it is elsewhere, but I think it is growing. Even on me. Some of the Halloween stuff It will be interesting to see how much it grows over the next few years.  As a owner of two black cats and my husband has at times called me a witch lol.

 Plus I have been known to say Didn't you see me ride in on my broom this morning when I have been in a mood. So I think I fit in well here.

Anyone that knows me already knows there is a black cat featured somewhere, so here it is.  My wallhanging is ready to hang for Halloween.

I string pieced my pumpkins so I could use up some of batik scraps but it would be great as one piece and the cat could be any colour you like. I did consider using some cat fabric for the cat but decided to stick to the batik scrap box.
Then I snowballed the corners to create the pumpkin, then added the stalk to finish the pumpkin block.
The cat block was easy enough too with just two fabrics. I am still wondering if I need to add a face to my kitty cat.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia




Friday, October 4, 2019

October's One Monthly Goal

October is here and I was tempted to set my Halloween project for my goal but I won't be able to share any pictures here as it is a secret project. It makes for a boring blog post, no pictures.
So instead I decided I am going to finish two quilts off that are now at the binding stage. This one is a Missouri Star quilt Co pattern Diaamond Dance. It has just come back to me from being quilted by Valerie -House of Valerie.

A couple of close up of the quilting. I think it is easier to see it from the back.
The second quilt  was pieced by my friend Shelly and I got to quilt it. Not the best picture but you can see it has the binding on ready for the final hand sewing stage.

I look forward to sharing these finished at the end of the month. In the mean time pop over the Elm Street Quilts to see what everyone is working on this month.
Until Next Time
Keep  Stitching
Cynthia

Monday, September 30, 2019

350 Block Report- September's Report


This month's total is 32 blocks.

Here we are at the end of September. I was away for the weekend on retreat with 16 ladies. The plan was to sew up a storm. The ladies did but I wasn't as successful.The perils of being in charge.
 I did manage 12 Fractured Paintbox blocks

I sewed these blocks together and add two borders to complete this top for a total of 8.

1 block from my American Honey Quilt but as I look at the block in this post I have just noticed I have stuffed it up. I better fix it.
I did sew the binding on three quilts which two are now completed.

This month's total was 21.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia