Sunday, November 19, 2017

Framed Up Mystery Quilt

I had a mystery quilt class last week where only I knew the final quilt. It was a simple block but set on point with sashing in between the blocks and the whole quilt is made from 2 1/2 inch strips so it is perfect for pre cuts.

This is my class sample finished to top stage. I need to quilt it or have it quilted.

 This one was made using a  Penny Rose Fabrics Rolie Polie bundle called Meadow with a background fabric and sashing fabrics.

The great thing about this quilt is you can make it with 4 fabrics as I have done in a smaller version with a new range in store Lewis & Irene Autumn in Bluebell Wood range.  This would make a great baby's quilt for a boy or a girl with the cute little animals through it.

This one I am quilting using the Westalee rulers which I stock.  I love using them and seeing what i can create using them especially when I have new ones to try. We will be have a number of days over 2018 for you to can and do workshops on them. From the beginners starter class to an more advanced class where we will be making a quilt and then quilting the blocks. It will be like a sampler quilt for the rulers.

I have used Glide thread to quilt this quilt in. I used Battleship in the blocks and Raspberry in the sashings.


With all this said there is one more version of this mystery quilt I want to try out. That is the totally scrappy version with a standard Jelly roll. My first version had what I call a control fabric in it. (my background fabric was the same in all the blocks.) I must admit that is my preferred scrappy way.
So when I get around to doing it I will share what happens and will I be able to be totally scrappy or will I pull back to my comfort zone.

Maybe I can share the next mystery quilt class here online with everyone if there is enough interest! Let me know if you are interested. Nothing too hard.  Maybe it's time to get The Block Library going again.

Until Next Time 
Keep Stitching
Cynthia


Friday, November 17, 2017

Virtual Cookie Exchange



Virtual Cookie Exchange.Yes that is correct. We are going to be share are favourite cookie recipes and or traditions in the Virtual Cookie Exchange between the 5th and 7th December. It is the perfect time to add a few more recipes to our collections before the Christmas season starts.

Pop over to Carol's Blog Just Let Me Quilt to see who will sharing their recipes when. I will be sharing my recipe on the 5th December. I can't wait to share my recipe with everyone and collect some new ones for my collection. I know the Project Uninterrupted ladies will love trying some new cookies on our sewing days.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching 
Cynthia

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Barossa Craft Fair is Coming

There is a week before the Barossa Craft Fair and it is now official I am behind the 8 ball with 2 very important jobs.  First is this wolf wall hanging that needs to be delivered finished and the display board with all my round blocks for the English Paper Piecing demo. The wall hanging is pieced and needs to be quilted and bound.

The Demo board still needs more round blocks to fill it and I need to remove the remaining Octagons that are still on it. Which reminds me they need to be sewn into a quilt top soon, maybe over the Christmas break.


I can say I have been busy so it's not like I have been lazy or out partying.  I always have my special Christmas present offer which is Spend $30 or more on my stall and receive a Christmas present. This does take a lot of work.

Plus this year I have a stack of shop samples that are no longer needed and I thought they would make a great addition to the stall as they would make great gifts for those people who aren't in to sewing and are out doing their Christmas shopping. There is cushions, quilts, table runners and a few other items.

Of course I have the 2018 Quilter's Companion diary in stock which will be on special at the Fair too.

Just maybe there maybe something else on offer but you may need to attend to get the scoop of that one.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia