Saturday, February 29, 2020

350 Block Report- February

This month's total is 29.
Technically that is a block a day.
Now I started and finished this wallhanging as part of the Red Blog Hop for a total of 4.

I started work on this year's temperature quilt. 4 blocks so far

10 more pinwheel blocks

Sashing and borders for 3 charity quilt for a total of 6. Plus one centre block as I was one short. 7 in

We started our Technique of the month series this month so far 8 block completed.

1 test block for the Psychedelia BOM

2 blocks for the Dust off a Quilt Book Blog Hop which I can't share for a couple more day.

This month's total is 36.
This year's total is 123.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Friday, February 28, 2020

Psychedelia Block of the Month

Psychedelia is a new block of the month by Jen Kingwell. I am a big fan and yes I have had the pleasure of meeting her a few years ago. So when this block of the month came in my in box back in January I knew I had to offer it to my customers as this year block of the month.  It can be machine pieced or hand piecing giving you options. There is a little bit of applique in some blocks too. We will be start this block of the month mid to late March, so don't take too long to sign.

There is two ways you can do this block of the month with us.
The first option is the deluxe version where you will receive the patterns, acrylic templates for cutting and fabric. It is $45 plus postage each month for 12 months and we will included our extra sewing tips along the way for extra support.

The second option is the basic version without fabric, so you can jump into your stash and use what you have. You will receive the patterns and acrylic templates each month for $30 plus postage. We will include our extra sewing tips for you as well.

Now if you are local you can pick your monthly packs up from the shop and save yourself the postage. You can sign up on our website follow the above links depending on your preferred option or ring the shop or pop in and see me in person.

We will be using some of our Patchwork Quilting 101 sessions for extra sewing support for you, to get extra help with your blocks. If you think you will need some help, book yourself in to as many sessions as you need along the way.  This block of the month is not a beginner's project, you will need to use your patchwork knowledge along the way.

Now I know what you want to know is what the blocks look like, here is some of our samples in the fabric we will be using to give you a taste of what is to come.

As we sew more blocks together I will share them here and on my Facebook page.
I hope you will join us on this sewing adventure.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Color it Red Blog Hop

Here we are gathered together around for the Color it Red Blog Hop. Thanks to Carol from Just Let Me Quilt for hosts us. Red is the natural colour for February as Valentine Day is in it and for me in South Australia it is Summer so we often have scorching hot days. So I was thinking I may need a colour themed wall hanging I could hang out for the month of February. Hearts were first to pop in to my mind for the project but I found a couple of red and white prints in my stash that was screaming out to me to use. So for some unknown reason the hearts went out the window and I ended up with this simply layout with the two fabrics.

A close up of the two fabrics. Yes only two fabrics cut into 3 inch squares. Why don't I have more of that red stripe in my stash? That's right I have used it a couple times now.

Then I added a small red border to the top and bottom from the red stipe cut the other way, followed by a piece of the red and white print larger piece at the top and a smaller piece at the bottom.
More red and white on the back some simple quilting hanging sleeve and binding to complete my latest wall hanging.

All the fabrics came from my stash, I don't quite believe I had that much red in my stash but I got there. It's quick and easy project to make and you could make a few different one to hang at different times of the year.

Here is the list for the whole blog hop. So pop around and say hello and check out what everyone has made.

February 17th

February 18th
Cynthia's Creating Ark You are here !

February 19th

February 20th
February 21st
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Monday, February 10, 2020

Temperature Quilt 2020 Starting

I have decided on an English paper piece flower block for this year's temperature quilt. I am hoping it will be easier than last year's. Not that flying geese blocks are hard. What was hard is getting the time at the sewing machine to make them. So in theory I should be able to put a few together in the evening when I sit down before bed, if I am not too tired.

This is how it will work. There is 8 petal and 1 centre, so 9 all up. I was thinking weekly but that would be 52 blocks. Doing it this way I think I should have 42 blocks to work with, which should give me a 6 x 7 lay out. That works for me. I still have to work out the block size that I will applique my flowers to but I will make a few flowers before I decide that.

The first flower is only be half a flower as the year started mid week.

I will mark the starting petal as I piece the flowers so I know which way the flower will sit as the starting point of each flower will be at the 12 o'clock position. Also I will put a number to keep the flowers in order. Each flower on one of the papers will have 1 - 1, then 2-1, 3-1 and so on, that way I know the order they will sit in the quilt.
The second block done. I really like my first block, so you may see a few more just to make my quilt more interesting.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Sunday, February 9, 2020

My Diamond Dance Workshop

On Saturday I hosted a group of ladies, all keen to learn how to make this Missouri Star Quilt Company Diamond Dance pattern.
My sample quilt hanging in the classroom.

This was a day workshop in store and we have more Missouri Star Quilt Company workshops planned. Here is the link to the workshop list if you want to join us in the future workshops.

 The ladies hard at work cutting their fabrics in the morning.

 By the end of the workshop  we had some of rows together  showing us the difference between fabrics selected.

They are going to be stunning when they are finished. 
We have spots in many of our upcoming workshops, so don't be shy about joining us in learning something new or advancing your skills. There are workshops for all skill levels, so beginners are welcome.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Sunday, February 2, 2020

One Monthly Goal- February's Goal

What to set myself for February? I know I have those old UFO projects to complete but I want a little goal for February.
So with that in mind I am going to bind my Dragon quilt.
I collected it from Valerie(House of Valerie) when? A good question. Technically I collected two quilts that day and I have only pulled them out yesterday.

The quilting design is dragon's breath (flames)
I have cut the binding strips ready to go today for this one.

I have link my post with Elm Street Quilts post, so pop over and check out the goal's everyone has set themselves.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Saturday, February 1, 2020

350 Block Report- January's Report

Here we are at the start of a new year. We have reset back to zero. 350 blocks to make over the course of the year. Hopefully there will be a lot more than that, but you never know what may happened during the year.
This month's total is 15 blocks.

I started the year with these five blocks.

Plus all these pinwheel border for a quilt 63 in total. Quite a few more to come.

16 blocks and 3 borders for this baby's quilt.

This month's total is 87.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching