Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Let's Get Acquainted

Welcome to the final round of the 2014 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop. I hope you have been enjoying it so far. I know I have, I have met a number of new friends and learned so much about blogging and quilting. A big thank you goes to Beth at Plum and June who organised this blog hop.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Cynthia Woodham and I live with my husband Ian and 4 cats Cisco, Ponchee, Saffy and Denim in the small country town of Mallala, South Australia. 

I am a long time crafter. I have tried lots of needlecrafts, I started with knitting, cross stitch, tapestry etc but it wasn't until 2006 that I tried quilting and it was all to a friend who suggested I sell fat quarters on my craft stall. I resisted at the start saying I didn't know anything about patchwork/quilting but that didn't stop her. So I added them and after a few months of selling them and of being asked quilting questions I thought I should learn the basics, so I joined a beginner class. Just to learn the basics was my attitude as I had very little machine sewing experience.

While doing my beginners classes I met Kate, one of the other teachers teaching there. Kate was teaching a hand piecing class and after seeing her Sunburst blocks I wanted to learn. So I took her class and discovered I love hand piecing even more than machine piecing.  What do you prefer machine or hand piecing? I would love to hear your thoughts.
My first hand pieced project.
 You will always see a mix of machine piecing and hand piecing here on my blog as I always have multi projects on the go including block of the months, sew alongs, my latest crazy creations and who knows what else I will get up to.

 The other thing I love is batik fabrics I always have something going in batiks and I love showing others how to use batik fabrics with the mainstream quilting cottons and how different a batik version of a pattern looks. You can always find a great range of batik fabric plus loads more on our website Cynthia's Ark .  
Jasper's Trail

My Lone Star Quilt is my favourite.

My favourite quilting tip at the moment is I use bandage tape on the back of my rulers and templates as it has a rough texture to it, it helps grip your fabric when cutting and we all know how important cutting is.

My blogging tip has probably already been mentioned but it is important. Take Good photos! Do the best you can when taken your photos (I take more than one), as a good picture can often say more than words. It is an area I am still working on, not all my photos are as good as I would like.
Until next time 
Keep Stitching

Make sure you visit the other wonderful quilters participating in this blog hop. I know I will be.
Serena @ Sew Giving
Carmit @ Quilting Rainbows 
Jenny @ Jack's Room

1 comment:

DeborahGun said...

I love your lone star quilt too :-)