Sunday, April 22, 2018

A New Block of the Month Coming

I must be making a dent in my workload finally and catching up. Of course doing everything slowly and trying not to aggravate my back. It has improved but I can't say it is better. Anyway I am taking a break shortly and hopefully that will allow my back to get better. So I need a break project something that involves hand work as I will not have a machine to use.  So it is the perfect time to start work on the new Block of the Month I have planned for later this year. It will be using Riley Blake Design fabrics. You know how much I love them. This is the starting pile, a mix of Shades and basics.

I don't want to give away the project yet but it will be a multiply technique block of the month. There will be stages that will be able to be completed in more than one way. An example is you will be able to hand piece blocks or machine piece those blocks. Do you get where I am going? So while I take a break (Really! I am) I am going to make some of the blocks as I do need to be able to do some stitching. It is rare for me to go more than two days without stitching something, even if it is 5 minutes of hand stitching.  A little peak as I had to stitch a little.

More details to follow on this Block of the Month and another one  in the pipeline soon.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Friday, April 20, 2018

Another Beginner's Workshop to Ruler Work Quilting

This has been our most popular workshop this year. This is the second time I have run it and plans for a third one is well under the way in June. We had a very informative workshop starting with the ruler that comes with the ruler foot. This is a very useful ruler to have you can do lots with it as it has the straight side and the arc on the other side.


I have quilted quilts with just this ruler, my double wedding ring is one of them.


After a session at the machine learning how to do a checkerboard pattern and exploring the curved side we stop for a cuppa and some of my Lemon & Coconut Slice.
My sample piece.

In the second half we looked at the Sampler set, Crosshair ruler and book and with a little demo from me they all had a go at their sampler set templates.


From this workshop there is plans to run my Placemat workshop again which I created to use the Westalee Sampler Set to expand your ruler work knowledge. Also I am working on a how to quilt a small project using the Westalee Sampler Set where you will bring a small project ready to quilt and we will explore options on how to quilt your project. With everyone doing different projects you we be open to see how others quilt their project and see options you may not have considered. More details coming soon,

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Ups and Downs around Here.

I wish I was sharing more exciting stuff on what I have been working on with you all. I hurt my back back at the beginning of March, which hasn't been getting better. By Easter I was really in trouble not being able to sew at the sewing machine or cutting fabric without pain. Treatment hasn't been much help, so I haven't been doing much hence I haven't had much to blog about and share.
I  may not have been able to sew or cut much but that doesn't mean I haven't been ideal. I have a new club available starting in June. It is the Tilda Club. It is a bit monthly club featuring Tilda fabrics and notions with a pattern, so you can make the project in the pattern.

You can sign up on my website or in store and the first month will be June. Plus if you join up before 1st June  you can have free postage in Australia on your first month.

The other thing I have been working on is a new set of 12 pin cushions for our pin cushion club. We have been enjoying making pin cushion that the club has been extended. So when you get to the eleventh pin cushion pack you will get the option to continue with the next 12 pin cushions. That make great presents if you make them up or for yourself. You can sign up on my website. I have made a few up myself with the plan to make more.
This is the latest one I have made. This is a Mayblossom pattern and it has 3 different floral arrangement s in cluded in the pattern. I made up a mix of the kits so it would be a surprise which of the three kits.  Mine was the rose kit but there was a daisy hat pin cushion and the viola hat pin cushion.

If you have any questions please ask
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia