Sunday, August 31, 2014

Globetrotting Block of the Month #8

Well August is just about over and once again I am cutting it fine finishing my block Paris for our Globetrotting quilt. I have to admit I am working on a special project behind the scene which I plan to share later this month but that’s no excuse for keeping up with my blocks of the month project. So here is my block it is looking a bit green though there is no green involved in the block, so I think the chair under the block is influence the picture. 

The next block has been released it is Barcelona so I am glad I got Paris completed.

Until next time 
Keep Stitching
Cynthia


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Castle Wall Project

The Castle Wall block collection was released by Inklingo earlier this year and there has been a number of Inklingonists working on their Castle Wall projects out there. I had picked my fabrics out a few months ago but have been short of time to get going on it.

 I have played around with the block in EQ7 so I knew what my block would look like before I printed the shapes on the fabric as I imported my fabric choice into EQ7. It is a great resource. I am hand piecing these blocks as I am ready for a new hand piecing project for my lunch breaks now my Farmers Wife Sampler blocks are nearly completed.
Once I was happy with fabric placement I printed my fabric ready for cutting and sewing I did fussy cut the centre octagon as it would have been a waste not to.

I was surprised how quickly my first block came together when I sat down to sew it. Pressing was a trickly to start with but once I got going I was able to do it. 


If you haven't seen Inklingo before, Linda's blog is a great place to start your Inklingo journey
Until next time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wishes Quilt Along- August's Block


August’s block for the Wishes Quilt Along is completed. I can wait to piece these blocks together. It will be a decent size quilt when finished. A couple weeks ago I saved the border and finishing instructions for the quilt so I'm all set to finish it once I finish the last block. There is only 4 more blocks to go.  There is still two more block of the month to finish before the end of the month. Will I get them done? 

Let's see what happens. I have been piecing my Farmers Wife Sampler blocks into rows.  It has been 2 1/2 years in the making and I would love to finish it by the end of the year. Sounds like an excuse to me if I don't do my blocks of the month. So I better do them.
 No excuses please.
The first 3 rows done. 
Until next time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia