Saturday, November 22, 2014

Have you seen the Make Modern magazine yet?

I have been lucky to find this magazine before it went to print so I subscribed to this digital magazine from the start and have received the first 2 issues in my inbox. They are a delight to read and have inspired me to make time to focus on a couple of modern projects I have in the pipeline.
Anyway I got an email from the girls at Make Modern magazine about a competition they wanted to run and would I be interested in donating a prize. Of course I reply and put together a batik fabric bundle for the competition. So the Make Modern giveaway started on the 21st of November and finishes on the 21st December with so awesome prizes on offer. Here is the link to their blog so you can find out more about the magazine and the competition. Don't forget to enter so you can win a prize.
This is what I donated to the competition to tempt you
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Until next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Aurifil's November Block of the Month

This month block Tossed Salad has got me thinking. It is a modern block made with traditional parts. I have been looking at a lot of modern quilts lately and I have a few ideas I would like to try. So over the Christmas- New year break I will have to allocation some time to work on these ideas. Who knows what might become of an idea. I know this year I have had a number of success stories and a few flops. So I will have a play and see what I end up with. Maybe I will create a stunning piece of art. Lol We all need to have a dream. Even if it off on the land of fairy tales.
Anyway back to this months block here it is.
Until next time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Monday, November 17, 2014

Unfinished Projects Pies & Tarts Update

This is what I have been working on since my Farmer's wife blocks are all joined together.


My Pies & Tarts quilt has been a long term  hand quilting project and I need to get it finished if I decide to hand quilt my Farmers wife sampler quilt. So really I am in between hand piecing projects (only got my Castle wall blocks to work on).I got it out and spend Saturday working on  hand quilting it with good friends. We were working a variety of projects, so it made it a pleasant day sewing and chatting. I am about 3/4 through the quilting so I am closer to finishing than I thought but I don't know if I will  finish it before the end of the year.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia