Monday, February 26, 2018

Places We Go- February's Block

Here we are nearly at the end of February and here is this month block completed.
 If you haven't collected this month's block visit Here.

This month I have used pink for my colour. It is a machine pieced block this time. It is going to be good to have a variety of techniques over the 12 months.

 I did have a little printed check that happened to be the right size for the sashing strips which would of work perfectly if I started at the centre of the block rather than the outside of the block. You can see my part block on the left side of the sashing that has stuffed the whole effect up. I did the right side correctly and it worked.

So when I have a few spare minutes I will unpick it and fix it, but for this post I am willing to share that I am only human with you.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Saturday, February 17, 2018

A Day with the Jubilee Quilters

I had the day with the Jubilee Quilters. I had the pleasure of taking the shop to them. I get to catch up with the ladies and I get to do  some stitching. A good mix of work and pleasure. I see some of the ladies regularly but some I don't see enough.

I love to see what everyone is working on, there is always a good mix of hand sewing and machine sewing when I get to visit.

At the moment you can join them stitching on a Saturday for $5 a session. I am happy to pass on more details if you are interested. Just me know. You can bring any stitching project. 
Until Next Time 
Keep Stitching

Monday, February 12, 2018

Winner from the Put A Little Love in your Quilt

I am a couple days late drawing the winner for our giveaway from the Put A Little Love in your Quilt Blog Hop.

I have now drawn the winner of this beautiful Fat 8 bundle of Sue Daley Beaujolais fabrics.

The winner is Charlene S.

 I have sent Charlene an email for her address details so hopefully I can get her prize in the mail in the next day or two..

Look out for Small, Smaller, Smallest Blog Hop coming in March.
I am having fun messing around with a block to see how small I can make it.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Full Weekend of Classes- Kate's Curved Ruler Table Runner Workshop

We have a full weekend here at Cynthia's Ark. A class on Saturday and Sunday, unfortunately due to the heat on Friday I did cancel Friday nights Summer School session and reschedule it for this coming Friday. In a way that was a good thing as originally when I planned the class schedule the Summer School Placemat class was to run after the Beginner's Class On Ruler Work Quilting, so those who wanted to play more with the ruler work could have a follow up class and actually work on a project.  Due to the extreme  heat a few weeks ago that class was cancelled and rescheduled for this weekend. It is Sunday class. So now everything is back in the right order. Spots  are still available for the Placemat workshop.

Now on Saturday we had Kate's Curved Ruler Table Runner workshop. A full day workshop on learning how to cut curves and then sew them correctly.
Kate's Class Sample.

Here are some progress shots of everyone's blocks being made.

Plus by the evening we had one table runner completed by Shelly who went home and finished her table runner.

You will find all our workshops listed under the Events/ Workshop tab here on my blog or sign up for my newsletter and you will receive it in your inbox when I release the schedule. Our classes are small due to the size of our Classroom so book early to secure your place. It also mean you get quality time with the teacher. All workshops are held in store at Mallala, unless stated elsewhere.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Put A Little Love in your Quilt Day 4

We have reached the last day of Put a Little Love in your Quilt blog hop.
Here are today's bloggers.
Today - February 8

Make sure you visit them before it is too late.

I will draw my give away on Saturday so look out for the winners blog post.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Put a Little Love in your Quilt Day 3

We are up to day 3 of the Put a Little Love in your quilt blog hop.
Here are today bloggers you must visit. I have had a look before I wrote this post because I couldn't resist.

February 7

There is only one more day left of this blog Hop. Now I do have a giveaway on my post and you have until Saturday to enter so if you haven't pop over and check out my blog post.make sure you do.

In the meantime I am preparing for  the Small, Smaller, Smallest Blog hop in March. I can't tell you much yet but I can tell you my project will be coming from my scrap tub. Yes there is a container under that pile of fabric.
 I found some fabric to used and I pulled all the batik fabrics out and put them in the batik box. Unfortunately the tub is still full. At least I can close the lid if I want to I may need more fabric.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Put a Little Love in your Quilt Day 2

Yes we are at Day 2 of Put a Little Love in your Quilt blog hop.
Here are today's bloggers for you to visit. I am sure they will not disappoint.
February 7

Now if you missed my post, click here. to see what I made.
Now I really enjoyed these little love hearts that I used in my project, that I am now working on another project that will have them in.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Put a Little Love in Your Quilt Blog Hop

Welcome to Just Let Me Quilt's Put a Little Love in Your Quilt Blog Hop.
Today is my day to share my project with you. Now all the project in this blog hop have to have a heart featured somewhere in the project.
 I decided to has some fun with some English paper pieced hearts. There is a couple of ways to make hearts too. Looking through my stash of papers and templates I had the Jewel shape and when you put two together you get a heart shape, like this.

So after making a stack of hearts I had a play with them and ended up with 5 hearts join in a circle creating a star shape. It is a nice surprise when you get a secondary pattern. That is why I called this project Stars of my Heart.It is an easy block to make. You prepare your shapes and sew two jewels together to create the hearts.

 Lay the hearts out in a circle so they are just touching and applique in place.

The rest is standard sew your blocks together with sashing strips following by a border then the second border. These are very basic instructions, if you are experienced quilter you could probably work it out.

Then there was quilting and binding to do and we were all done.

 Now I will add this block to the Cynthia's Ark Block Library with the full instructions for the table runner which can easily be made into a   quilt by making more blocks. You can sign up for the Block Library on the  top right hand side of my blog. That way it will get it to your inbox when I release it with a newsletter.

The fabrics I used in this project came from Sue Daley's Beaujolais range. To celebrate this Blog Hop I have put together a little bundle of Beaujolais fabrics for you to win. Now if you don't win and want some of these fabrics you can find them in my webshop.

All you have to do to be in the chance of winning this bundle is tell me what you like to receive on Valentine's Day from your Valentine.

Don't forget to visit everyone participating here is the rest of today's bloggers.
February 5

Cynthia's Creating Ark  (You are here)
I hope you enjoy this blog hop as much as we did bringing it to you.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Places We Go- My Block #1

Here we are at block number one for the Places We Go BOM. This is a free program hosted by Pat Sloan for Aurifil. You can pop over to my first post on block 1 to find the link to Pat's blog where the details for block 1 will be found.
Each month there will be two post from me on this BOM. The first one will have a little progress details and the link to that month's block and my second post will be my version on that month's block done.
English paper piecing was featured in the first block, a technique I do enjoy.

My finished block all done. I look forward to seeing February's block.
I have linked my post with Pat Sloan's post do pop over and check out everyone's blocks.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Thursday, February 1, 2018

February's One Monthly Goal Project

January's project done. Now what do I want to do in February. There is a number of projects that need to be completed. The list is long and what do I choose out of all of them, the newest project. Yes that's right, not one that has been hanging around 12 months or longer in some cases but the newest one. I want to finish all the blocks in my Desert Sky quilt which we started during January.

I have done 18 so only another 18 to go. It should be interesting challenge. I am not sure if I can do it but I will try.
I have linked my post with Elm Street Quilts post, so pop over and check out what everyone is up to during February.
Until Next Time

Keep Stitching

2018- 350 Block Report - January

Here we are again at the beginning of a new year starting fresh with our count. Hopefully I can do better than I did last year.

This month total is 10.

2 more On Ringo Lake blocks made.

7 more Four patch blocks made. Boy there is still plenty more to go. I might have to sew some of the rows together so I can see where I am regarding the size of this project. The blocks are 4" or smaller.

18 Desert Sky Blocks made.

This month total is 27 blocks.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching