Thursday, June 23, 2016

Retreat Project Update

Friday is the day to load up our cars and head off to our annual retreat at Nunyara. After careful consideration I have selected to following projects to take with me.
These 3 are on my Project Uninterrupted list
1. 2015 Quiltmaker New Year Mystery quilt.
All the blocks are made ready to be sewn together.

2.Scrap Dance Mystery quilt.
This one just needs the rows sewn together.

3. Forget Me Not Sew Along quilt.
A English Paper piecing project about 2/3 completed.

4. Victorian Hope Chest Quilt.
Which is a newer project. All the blocks are completed and I have cut the 1st and 2nd borders.
I don't believe I have no pictures of this one. I will take some when I unpack it at retreat.

Plus I have thrown in a couple other projects just in case including the new Pemberley BOM.

I will share more later. Hopefully I get some of these to the quilting stage.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A Quilters Odyssey Retreat Update.



This Friday I am taking the shop and myself on the A Quilters Odyssey annual Retreat at Nunyara. It will be a cold weekend perfect for sewing. Previous I have just been a participant at this event, so it is an honour to be asked to bring the shop with me. Plus I am teaching my Tea Party Table Topper in a workshop.
The key for this week is to top all the boxes up, pack the pre orders as I asked if anyone want anything in particular as I can't take everything. Put some prizes together. Packing my workshop kits and tools.
I think by the time I pack the car on Friday morning it will be full. I hope I can get my machine in. I have decided not to take my trolley bag that way my machine can sit on the floor behind my seat or it may have to be in the front with me and the Cynthia's Ark Animal crew who are riding shotgun this year. Have you met them? There is Larry the Lion, Raff the giraffe and his brother Raffe, Dee Dee the dolphin, Oliver the Owl, Pete & Piper the Penguins, Platte the Platypus and I hear Diggles the Dragon is going to fly in at some stage. Some of the gang from last year's road trip to Kapunda.
I am sure  the team at A Quilters Odyssey will host another great retreat. Only three more sleeps before the fun starts. I will share pictures over the weekend and do a round up early next week.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Thursday, June 16, 2016

All Over the Octagon Fussy Cutting Fabric Club #1

I thought I would share some of the Octagons made from the first month of our All Over the Octagon Fabric Club.
These were made by Kate, Maureen, Julie and myself. As you can see some fabrics got used more than others and they are all different in the end. It is amazing give the same fabrics to different people and you end up with a wide variety of results I look forward to seeing what comes out of Month #2 fabrics.
Until next time
Keep Stitching 
Cynthia