Saturday, October 31, 2020

One Monthly Goal- October's Goal


The project below was on the sewing table to get to quilt top stage. You can see my original post here.

Unfortunately I didn't reach my goal. I did make some progress. I have had some much on my plate, there was hardly any sewing during month. You know that makes it's extremely difficult to complete your sewing goals. This is where I got to for October.

Until Next Time

Keep Stitching


Monday, October 26, 2020

From the Heart Blog Hop -Day 1

A big thank you to Carol for putting this blog hop together.  It is day one of this blog hop. Below is the full schedule, so make sure you tune in each day for some great gift ideas.

October 26

Creatin' in the Sticks

Ms P Designs USA

Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel


Selina Quilts

Cynthia's Creating Ark  (you are here)

Quilting Gail


Ridge Top Quilt

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

That Fabric Feeling

Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting

 October 27


Just Because Quilts

Day Brook Designs

Karen's Korner

Quilt Schmilt

Kathy's Kwilts and More

Karrin’s Crazy World

Words & Stitches

Vroomans Quilts

Sew Many Yarns

Songbird Designs

Samelia's Mum

 October 28

Just Let Me Quilt



Seams To Be Sew

Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life

Bumbleberry Stitches

Days Filled With Joy

Quilted Delights

Den Syende Himmel

Life in the Scrapatch

Storied Quilts

Kathleen McMusing

Food for Thought

For my idea, it involves you checking out what containers you are throwing out or recyling from your home, There is so many different containers you can use.  I have been eating a new brand of yoghurt which gives me a great container to decorate as it has a cardboard sleeve on it that is easily removed to leave you a plain container.

 This leaves you a blank canvas to work with and the plastic lid is clear, so you can use that as well. I made a wrap to go around the container with a bit of velcro  to secure it to the container, 

This is how I made it.

Make a quilt sandwich slightly larger than the width of your container  plus 2 "  for the overlap. You can use the fabrics you like or if it's for Christmas - Christmas fabrics.  This is a good way of using up some of your wadding scraps too.  This is where you can have some fun with rulerwork quilt, freemotion quilting or some straight line quilting.  Quilt your strip or strips.

 Once you are happy double check your size and trim if you need too.

 Next bind your wrap using your preferred method. 

Wrap it around your container  and mark where your velcro needs to go.  
Sew on your velcro.
Wrap it around the container and you are ready to fill it or use it.

You can fill it with all sorts of treats, It mays a great sewing caddy. You will even find some in my shop holding stock together.

I hope you have fun with this idea and enjoy everyone else ideas.

Until Next Time

Keep Stitching


Sunday, October 4, 2020

Under the Pressure Foot 2020-4

 Today was a sewing day for me, as there was no workshop on in the shop. I am working on the Clockworx pattern. After I made a decent size mistake a few weeks ago on this project, I got it worked out and I need to redo 10 blocks.

I started the morning filling 2 bobbins ready to sew, sew, sew. I am low on thread on this spool. So my immediate thought was will it last the day.

That's what was on the spool after I wounded the bobbins.

This is my starting point for the day.

I stopped for lunch and checked out my progress and my thread.

It doesn't look much different from when I started.

Though my progress says I was doing great.  I finished the first batch of 8 of the large arches and got halfway through my remake of the 10 small wedges.
 Eventually I had to stop for the day.
It is noticable less but there is still a good amount to go. Aurifil reminding me of the Energizer bunny. He keeps going and going. When you think you are going to run out, you still have thread to keep sewing. I was sure it wouldn't last the day, but it did.

I got half through batch #2- and there is still another batch of 8 to do, once these are done. Tomorrow we will see how long the thread will last.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Friday, October 2, 2020

One Monthly Goal- October's Goal

 Time to select October's project. I thought long and hard there is a number of projects I could list this month to completed but which one or do I do all of them. Now that would be crazy!  Maybe possible if I don't go to work for the month I could do that, but this is the real world and that will not happen. 

So though I have three I want to complete this month I have selected the one that is sitting by my machine, that I started last month at retreat, Then 3 pieces from the end of the first 24 blocks I realised I stuffed it up. Some of my blocks were wrong. I put it away, until now. I laid it out again and worked out where I went wrong. I now have to redo 10 blocks to correct my error.

So let's see if I can get this project to quilt top stage by the end of the month. I have linked my post with Elm Street Quilts goal setting post. So pop over and check out what everyone is doing this month.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Thursday, October 1, 2020

350 Block Report- September


September should see me knocking out plenty of blocks as our annual retreat is smack bang in the middle of the month.

This month's total is 30 blocks.

I started the month off with 5 blocks for my Ponsettia table topper and then 3 to piece it all together.

 5 blocks for this one I created just for the fun of experiementing. Plus 1 for sewing it together.

8 Quiltworx blocks

This table runner I have classed each row as a block so 18 for this one.

This month's total is 40.

This year's total is  390.

Until Next Time

Keep Stitching