Monday, May 25, 2015

Paper Piecing Quilt Along #2

This week we got to sew our first block in the Paper Piecing Quilt Along from Christa's Quilts. I don't have a lot of experience with paper piecing so I was a little unsure how I was going to go with the block. I love the block so I had to try. I discovered it isn't too hard as long as you follow the numbers on the papers and the excellent instructions that came with it.

 I got it completed but I need to do my next blocks a little differently as I wasn't set up well enough as my cutting table was too far away from the sewing machine and the iron was closer but not close enough and going back and forwards all the time will drive me crazy. So when I do the next batch of block I will set up better like Christa's suggested. It isn't a hard technique to learn once I got my head around it. So I am looking forward to explore this technique a little deeper, sooner than later.

I am very happy with my first block so close to perfect that I impressed myself. Lets just say my finished block was just fraction undersized, not enough that I have to redo it. I just need to take a little more care as I make the next blocks. I think when I folded the paper on the over my flat edge it could of been flatter.
It's not too late to join in,  here is the link Christa's Quilts.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Vacation Time Block of the Month #5


This month block from Pat Sloan Vacation Time Quilt is Beach Bag. I am enjoying using these bright batiks in this project.
It is like a colour fest when I cut the fabrics and sew them together. It has a wow effect on me. I just love these reds, greens and blues together. My fabrics for this project just to tease you. Most of these are still available in my webshop if any of them take your fancy.
 When I was laying out the block pieces to sew them together I noticed a different block in the block so I had to lay it out and take a picture of it so I can play with it at a later date.

So here is May's block completed how it is really meant to be.

The layout for this quilt is very interesting I can't wait to see the final quilt.
Until Next Time 
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Friday, May 22, 2015

Scrap Dance Quilt Along #2

We are up to our third clue in this mystery quilt in the Scrap Dance Quilt Along by From My Carolina Home.  As all my fabric is cut and my HST units are made, this allowed me to sew Clue #2 strips together in a hour or so and being time poor this month it has helped me feel I have completed something even if it not a whole block or quilt. I completed this clue ready for the next clue ahead of time. Here is what they look like.

Now it is time to do some challenging sewing I think.
Looking forward to the next clue.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia