Friday, July 31, 2020

350 Block Report 2020- July

July has whizzed passed in a blink of my eyes somehow. This month's total is 31 blocks.
4 applique basket blocks and 6 other applique sections for Paradise in Bloom
7 blocks for this table topper plus applique  for a total of 8

8 Diamonds and 4 borders on my Baby Bella quilt

16 sawtooth sections for my Paradise in Bloom

4 blocks for my 2 leaf placemats.

It turns out I spent some time at the machine this month as there was 3 bags made as well that I haven't counted here.

This month's total is 44.
This yer's total is 323.
Until Next time
Keep Stitching
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

One Montly Goal- July's Goal Completed

This month I get my goal completed early. I had big plans for the month and I want to make sure this got completed earlier. Visit my original post here to see what I planned to complete. I thought this would be a big job to tackle which it was. So I am happy to say that it is completed.
I haven't had the time to lay it all out but this give you an idea of what I was doing. Eight of these sections.

 Plus 4 sections  for the basket sections completed in good time allowing me to move on to other projects this month.

I have linked this post up with Elm Street Quilts finishing post, so pop over and check out how everyone went.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Christmas in July Then and Now Blog Hop

Welcome to my day on the Christmas in July (Then and Now) Blog Hop. I need to thank Carol from Just Let Me Quilt for host us and keeping us in order. Here is the full schedule, drop down a few chimneys, checkout what's surprises are under trees while sampling Santa's milk and cookies.                                            July 27
July 28
Cynthia's Creating Ark (You are here)
July 29
July 30
July 31

I thought I would make this project it would be perfect for this blog hop.  

It finishes at 20" so I thought it is a nice size.
The sections pieced together before the applique. Put a circle in the middle and I think it would be great just like that.

Now I haven't had time to quilt it but I will before Christmas. The applique was a bit challenging for me as I don't do a lot of applique. I hope you enjoyed visiting today and enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Fractured Paintbox Eye Candy

Fractured Paintbox is my favourite Quiltworx pattern to introduce students to the Quiltwox foundation paper piecing techniques. It always looks fantastic. I have never seen one I didn't like and I have some extra ideas I want to play with when I have some time to play. These photos were sent to me from a workshop I ran in December 2019. Cathy has done a fantastic job piecing her Fractured Paintbox and then she had Chris quilt it for her. It is a beautiful pattern to finish it off.

I have been increasing the range in store and I can always order something in if I don't have stock.
My Fractured Paintbox hanging in our classroom and below is the full quilt hanging outside the shop.

 This is the second year we have  run a Quiltworx Technique of the Month series in store, for you to expand your skills. This year we are doing Paradise in Bloom, which is coming to an end in August. So I am working on next year's project which will be  the Quiltworx Glacier Star.

Quiltworx certified instructor Elizabeth Chadwick Glacier Star hanging in the shop's classroom. This picture was taken in one of our Fractured Paintbox workshop.
If you are interested, please let me know as I will be finalising details over the next couple of months. This way I can make sure you receive all the details you need to know. There is limited spots available for these series of workshops and I can tell you now four spots have been filled already. This one is going to be a popular series.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Sunday, July 5, 2020

One Monthly Goal- July's Goal

Here we are in July. Not sure what to put for this month's goal. My original idea was a project I know I was making this month but it is part of the Christmas in July Blog Hop which means I couldn't share the picture here. 
So I have set the goal to finish all the applique in my Paradise in Bloom quilt. As applique is not on my list of favourite thing to do I thought this was the best option to keep me on track rather than making excuses why I haven't done it.
There is eight of these blocks to applique and four basket blocks to do.

I have linked my post to Elm Street Quilts post, so pop over and check out what everyone is working on this month.
Until Next Time 
Keep Stitching