Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas Reproduction Sampler

This is the first post focusing on the Christmas Sampler quilt. I have shared my block progress in my monthly 350 Block Report as the year has progressed but never as a single post solely on this project mainly because it was being created as we went. The blocks were selected the month before for the following month. Now all the blocks have been completed I thought I would share them.
Not all of these blocks will make the quilt as I only need 35 blocks. The remaining block plus a couple extra block will end up in a matching cushion I think.

Sashing is next followed by the borders. I just have to make my mind up on the second border. What I had selected arrived during the week and I am not sold on it now that I have the fabric in my hands. Don't get me wrong it is beautiful fabric but it just seems too bright for the project but I will get all the blocks together and double check it before making the final decision.
Until Next Time 
Keep Stitching
Cynthia


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Sew It Together Handmade - Lucky Sew Along #8

I had some sewing time which was determined by how much thread was on the bobbin. I was sewing until the bobbin thread ran out and with seams that are 16 1/2" in length it will come quickly.

 I finished all my blocks and laid them out after I added the sashing strip to each one. A couple needed to be turned so I put them at the beginning of the rows as the blocks rows all need a sashing strip to start the row.

I cut the all sashing strips using my new Stripology ruler which I can see getting a lot of use in the future.
 At least all the blocks have 1 sashing strip sewn to them and the first block row is together. The rest are now neatly pinned in their rows and I still have the sashing rows with cornerstones to do in the next sewing session which better come soon than later.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Monday, December 5, 2016

En Provence Post #2

We are up to Clue #2 already. After last week easy  four patch clue Clue #2 needs a little more care  in getting it right. Then again anything that has a left and a right in a block requires me to take extra care.
Now since the clue was released I haven't had any sewing time, so while watched the rerun of Quilt cam tonight as I missed it live due to having to go to work😢 I cut a set to make a test block and check my sizing.
All good so I started cutting a bunch more ready for me to sew Tuesday night when I get in from work if I'm not too tired.
Maybe I might even get a few more Four patch blocks done.
Now there is a whole bunch of us sewing along with Bonnie's mystery quilt check out their progress here.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia