Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A Finish is a Finish unless it is not Totally Finished.

Here we are at the end of June already. This was the project I chose to finish this month. A little project as time was short and boy did I leave my run late.



All I had to do was quilt it and bind it, sounds simply for a table runner.  Somehow time just flew by and it was the third weekend of June before I sat down at the machine to quilt it. Once quilted I had to pick a fabric to bind it with and that seems like a problem as I only had more of the cream background fabric and the border fabric. So it has not been finished. Another failure on a total finish but at least it is quilted. That counts it, doesn't it? It makes it one step closer to being completely finished.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Monday, June 26, 2017

Finish Along Q2 Results

We are halfway through the year and and come to the end of our second quarter of finishes. Now this quarter I had 3 projects on my list and I can say I have had 2 finishes.
They were my Sands of Time hourglass quilt which I love.



 The other one was my Handmade-Lucky quilt from Alize Fabrics sew along last year which I love to.
Two totally different colour palettes. One light and the other one dark. A matching pair so to speak.
It is one of the great things about quilting the colours and variety of fabrics we have to select from. I know sometimes there is too much to choose from but it almost guarantees you will find something you like. The third project will have to be added to next quarter list.


 I have linked this post up to She Can Quilt blog so pop over and check out some of the other projects that have been finished and maybe you will be tempted to join us in the next quarter of the Finish Along.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching 
Cynthhia

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Felt making Workshop

Today we had an Expanding your Knowledge workshop here at Cynthia's Ark. Today workshop featured felt making. The plan with these workshops is to try something new, may be a little different. Challenge ourselves, you just don't know what value we may learn.

We had a go at two felt making techniques today. In the morning session we made a funky scarf which also gave us a taste of making flat felt that can be used in all sorts applications across a number of crafts.




Following our lunch break we had a go at making pin cushions which use a slight different technique from the flat felted scarves.
You end up with two pin cushions from a ball of wool rovings. It is surprise when you cut the ball in half.



It was fun day and hopefully inspiring to the ladies who joined me today.
 Next month Expanding your Knowledge workshop is learning how to make piping and inserting zip workshop while making a pair of cushions.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia