Tuesday, September 29, 2020

One Monthly Goal -September's Completed

This was my goal for September.  You can find my original goal setting post here.  It was a project I needed to get to quilt top stage.

So all the pieces but one appliqued circle in the very centre are now together, I am very happy how this one how come together,

I have linked my post with Elm Street Quilts  finishing post, so pop over and check out how everyone went this month. Maybe you will be inspired to join us next month.
Until Next time
Keep Stitching

It's A Garden Party Row Along

 Welcome to my day on the It's A Garden Row Along. Thank you to Marian for organising and host this annual event, Northcott for suppling us with fabric to  use in our blocks and prizes, Electric Quilt Company and all the other sponsors.  Here is the full schedule, just in case you have only found us.  Make sure you visit everyone, collect their patterns and leave a comment. You may win something for doing something that simple.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Blue Heron Quilting | Made By Marney
Pumpkin Patch BC | The Devoted Quilter

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Bobbin In Quilts Blog | Kissed Quilts | Patchwork Breeze
Songbird Designs | Stitchin’ at Home

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Daughters of Dorinda | Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Lovingly Lissa | The Quilt Rambler

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Fabric Bash/Carpe Blogum | For the Love of Geese
Kathleen McMusing | Ms P Designs USA | QuilterChic

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Heleen Pinkster Quilt Design | Patti’s Patchwork
Quilt Schmilt | Scrapdash | Your Sewing Friend

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Charisma’s Corner | Clever Chameleon
Dragonfly’s Quilting Design Studio | Kathy’s Kwilts and More
Mountain Meadow Designs

Tuesday, September 29, 2020   Today

Cynthia’s Creating Ark (You are here) | Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
Moose Stash Quilting | Tuning My Heart Quilts
Cheryl LaPlante

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Barbara Dieges | Linda B Creative
Orange Blossom Quilt Design Studio | Ursa Minor
Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Bumbleberry Stitches | Charlie’s Daughter
Seams To Be Sew | The Quilting Room with Mel
Words & Stitches

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Duck Creek Mountain Quilting | Lynn’s Beauty
Quilt Art | Renee’s Quilting Addiction
Sew Incredibly Crazy

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Show and Tell Day

Now on to my block.  Every garden needs a focus tree in my opinion, size doesn't matter as gardens can be tiny or they cn be huge. So that why I have created a tree which will be my centre block when I get around to creating my Garden quilt from the patterns collected..

This block is suitable for a quilter who has the basic skills as it only has half square triangles in it. You can find my pattern HERE.

I have the pleasure of having a Northcott Giveaway for everyone today. Northcott will send you a bundle from one of these in the picture below.  This is a worldwide giveaway - USA winners will wait until the Row Along ends for shipping to take place and USA winners will pay shipping cost.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 You can find the rules for the Giveaways here.

Also Electric Quilt  has a special offer for everyone during the row along. They are offering a 20% off any products except for EQ Academy during the row along. The coupon code is: GARDENPARTY20. If you haven't got it yet this is the perfect opportunity to get it and receive the discount.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit and I look forward to see what you do with the patterns you collect.
Until Next Time 
Keep Stitching

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Project Uninterrupted Retreat 2020

 We have had a full weekend at Nunyara Conference Centre, Belair South Australia of sewing, laughing, chatting and eating. We arrived Friday afternoon and some were sewing before dinner. Others were still settling in. After dinner  most of the group were sewing working on a variety of projects, some old, some started recently and a few brand new projects.  This year I selected 4 new patterns and kitted them up as requested from last year's feedback form. Small projects that could be completed over the weekend. There was a  zipped pouch, a little bag with or without embroidery on it and 2 quilt kits. All at a special retreat price. 

Some of these kits are now available in store if they take your fancy.

Three days of a huge variety of projects and different skill levels. Really looking at all the projects, it is rather inspiring. At events like this, it gives you the chance to see some projects that you may not be game to try and talk to the person making it to find out more about the making  of it. Sometimes projects look really difficult but when broken down may not be as hard as you originally thought. Also doing  a project with a friend who has the same kit can be a great help too.

As you can see lots was achieved over the weekend.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Thursday, September 10, 2020

The Great Australian Craft Show #6

 On Thursday the sixth Great Australian Craft Show started. This is the first one I have taken part in. Way outside of my comfort zone. You can find the Great Australian Craft Show here  It like being at a craft fair without leaving your home. Visit the Exhibitors Hall for all the craft businesses participating, There is lots of super specials on offer. Plus they have a classroom full of classes on offer for a subscription fee of  $20 per month. You have access to these classes for this event and previous events for the month even after the show closes on Sunday. I have a two  monthly subscriptions on my Facebook page on offer. Comment and like the post and you will be in the draw to win one.

Here are the specials I have on offer this weekend, so be quick to purchase the one you want as there are limited stock on some of the product. Once they are sold out they are gone.

Bambini Bright Panel Bundle is $42 and for this weekend you will receive an extra 50 cm wof of the matching stripe.

The Wheelhouse Medallion Quilt kit is now $595 down from $650.

Our Lucky Fabric Dip are $4 each are a great gift idea for your quilting friends and don't forget to treat yourself.

The Wool Ironing Pad is on special for $49. It is 50 x 50 cm(20 inch square) Perfect for those larger blocks. As one of my customers said "It is a Game changer " for those who want beautifully flat seams.

We have put together this beautiful bundle from Rustic Romance - 50cm wof cuts for a total of 4 metres of fabric for only $60. That is $40 off my retail price.

You can find all these product under the Cynthia's Ark link at The Great Australian Craft Show. The link is highlighted in the top paragraph
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Under the Pressure Foot 2020- 3

 It has been crazy with pressure building around me. I don't know what happened this week but all of a sudden the pressure vanished and I found myself thinking I can do this. How long this will last I don't know. I can only go two ways I manage to stay on top of things and nailing the task laid on me to complete or I crash and burn, failing to complete everything.

So after Saturday's Project Uninterrupted session in the shop, there was a bolt out as I cut some for one of the ladies in the session. She asked me how long those bolts had been there for. I said quite a while, I had a quilt plan in my head, knowing I would have to do something with them to get the quilters wanting to use these large scale prints. 

Since I had the bolt out I thought what the hell and cut  what I needed. If it is cut I am more likely to start the sewing. Simple large blocks. Before I knew it I had the machine out and I was making the blocks.

You know where this is going! How many times have we told ourselves a 

couple blocks to see what they will look like and I will return to the other jobs I need to complete.  Five blocks later I was considering do I have time to sew the blocks together? Yes let's keep going. So I did. Blocks all sewn together and I still had time before leaving for dinner, so I sewed the first two pieces together.

At this point I got really excited with only one seam to go and I had just enough time. Lucky I didn't have to get changed for dinner so I went for it. The only issue was  I took a short cut and didn't double check my measurements. Oops I just went for it. With no pins I couldn't even fudge it and easy it in.
So that ended my session, so close to finishing a quilt top in 2 1/2 hours. I just turned everything off and left it there, with the thought of it wasn't a late night I could unpick the last seam when I got home. It didn't happen. On Sunday morning I made that my first job, unpick the seam and fix it.  There you go all done. I think there's a workshop in this.

Such a simple quilt in the end that can be made in an afternoon from cutting to quilt top. I have a number of bolts in the shop that could create variation of this.
I can see another one in my future, but for now back to what I need to do.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Saturday, September 5, 2020

One Monthly Goal- September's Goal

This month I have selected this project to work on. It is a Quiltworx project -Poinsettia. It's a table topper. It is one of the projects I need to finish. I started it last month and need to get it to quilt top pretty quickly. All the piecing is done but I now need to add the border pieces and sew it all together.

I have linked my post with Elm Street Quilts goal setting post. Pop over and check out what everyone is up to this month.

Until Next Time

Keep Stitching