Thursday, October 31, 2019

One Monthly Goal October's Report in

Well I had two projects that needed binding to complete them. See my original post here.  An easy goal for October I thought, even though one of the projects is large.

The small one was completed but the second one had the binding sewn on ready for the hand sewing but I have not touched it since I did it.

 Two things got in the way and threw me off my target. Though I have to admit I am easily distracted. The weather was the first thing we have had 2 weeks of extreme heat for October. Yes we are warming up, leading into Summer here in South Australia, but temperature around the 40 degree(100 + for my northern hemisphere readers) is a little much even for us. Who wants a large quilt on them when it is that warm.
 The second reason was my Vintage Rose quilt has come back to me from being quilted, so I was distracted by it and decided I need to finish that one too.

It is huge too, so once again it was the last thing I wanted my lap.

So I think you will be seeing these two quilts again very soon.
I have linked my post with Elm Street Quilts, so pop over to see how everyone else went.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Upcoming Paradise in Bloom Workshop Series

We had some much fun learning the Quiltworx techniques during our Vintage Rose workshops this year, which has led us doing it again in 2020 with another Quiltworx project. It is Paradise in Bloom. Once again we will have Elizabeth Chadwick as our certified Quiltworx instructor guiding us through this series.

Here are the details for those of you that are interested in attending this series of workshops.
There will be 6 full day workshops over 7 months, this will give you time in between workshops to do some or all the homework.
Cost will be $650 for all the workshops and pattern. Deposit is $150 to secure your spot. Payment plans can be set up to pay the balance.
Dates currently are 16th February, 19th April, 17th May, 21st June, 19th July and 16th August. The first date is set. Dates are subject to change at this early stage but hopefully I have got it right.
Fabric is extra, but if purchased through Cynthia's Ark you will receive 20% off our retail price. I have a great range of batik fabrics for you to choose from.
If you can't attend one of the workshops you can catch up with me in one of my Quiltworx sessions, at no extra charge.(Miss one workshop equal one in store session.) They will be scheduled in between the monthly workshops for extra help or so you can work on your homework. Yes there will be homework
Limited places so book your spot early.

Some close up shots of the quilt.
Any questions please ask me in store or online.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Friday, October 25, 2019

Fractured Paintbox Quilt

This is one of my project to be completed this year.  My Fractured Paintbox quilt was started last year. The beginning of the year saw me halfway through the blocks.
 So the first job was to finish the sub blocks.
 Then they had to sewn into the final blocks and add the sashing to join the blocks.

 I have made my blocks random but you can create a totally different look by keeping the same fabrics in each block.
 I have used Garden Delights fabric with Riley Blake Designs Confetti Cotton Charcoal. To me it feels like a formal garden.
Then came the final border. This would make a great first project if you are new to foundation paper piecing or to Quiltworx patterns.
Now to get it quilt it.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

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

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