Thursday, October 12, 2017

Project Uninterrupted Retreat Part 2

As promised here is some of the projects that was being worked on during our retreat. There were more worked on that slipped passed me.
Julie's lace work table runner.
Julie. C baby's quilt
Brenda's leaf placemats
                            Beth's frog quilt
Bonita's Pemberley quilt top
Julie Anne's cushion from one of our work shops
Julie's cute bag
Brenda's Sands of Time quilt.
My sub blocks for an upcoming Design.
Beth and Eva made matching hedgehog quilts from last month's Stash Building Fabric Club.

 One of Alison's Farmer's Wife blocks.
 Eva's very first quilt top.
This one is Beth's but Eva and Joy made one too.
Raylene fish quilt top ready for quilting.
 Shelly's Halloween table runner
 Wendy's coin purse
 Wendy's bag
 Margaret's double wedding ring Table Runner
 Barbara's Christmas Wreath
Marina's charity quilts.
Wow lots of work done on a variety of projects. Plus there was progress on a lot more projects. This proves we may of done lots of talking, laughing and eating but there was a ton of sewing done too. I look forward to next year's Project Uninterrupted retreat. We just need to start the preparation for it now.
Until Next Time 
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Project Uninterrupted Retreat

I have just got home from our first Project Uninterrupted retreat held at Nunyara Conference Centre at Belair. We arrived late Friday afternoon to set up and receive our guests at 5 pm for two full days of sewing, eating, chatting, laughing, catching up with friends and making new friends.



We were working on finishing projects so we can start new ones. Some of us more successful than others.




We had a great weekend away and I can tell you plans for next year are underway.
 I will do another post featuring the ladies projects. As this post would be way too long.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Monday, October 2, 2017

Q4 Finish Along Goals

It is time to set our goals for the last quarter of the year. The last quarter was a total bust. So some of last quarter's projects have made this list. Let's hope I can complete some of these projects and finish the year on a good note.

Here goes my list.


The first project is this Dresden plate table runner. This one was only blocks last quarter so there was some progress but  not enough.Just need to do the circles for the centres and I will be ready to pin and quilt it.

The second project is another table runner. I quilted this one over the weekend so it is ready for binding.


What the table runner looks like before I quilted it..


Project #3 is this one. Once I find it. I was looking for it yesterday because I had a piece of backing fabric left over from another project which I thought would work for it.  It has been sewn together and the borders added. Ready for pinning and quilting.


Project #4 is these leaf placemats. As you can see I have started the first one. That means I have 3 and a half to go. I think everyone else from the group has finished theirs or are nearly finished. I need to catch up. This is a technique I want to explore more.

I have linked my post up with  She Can Quilt, so pop over and check out what everyone is working on. .
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia



Sunday, October 1, 2017

350 Block Report- September's Report



This month's total is 42 blocks.

1 round block.

In my defence I have been flat out with retreat preparations which I hope to get a ton of sewing done next month when we are away. Also I have been doing preparations for next month's Ruler Quilting demo and workshop for the Jubilee Quilters. So lots of quilting happening. Now maybe a few projects may get completed if I am quilting. Does that sound reasonable.

Here is a picture from last month of my Jingle Bell blocks that I couldn't share last month


I did squeeze in one more block for this month. A test block for a new project



This Month's total is 2. Only 40 short this month. How does that happen.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

October's One Monthly Goal

Well what can I say. There is only one project for October that needs to be worked on. That is my Gypsy Wife Quilt It has arrived home from being quilted and it just need the binding. I haven't even thought what to use for the binding. There is two options I think a solid colour binding or a striped binding.

My quilt was quilted by Valerie from the House of Valerie. She always doesn't a fantastic job with my quilts.

I have linked this post up with Elm Street Quilts, so pop over and check out what everyone else is working on this month.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Winners and Losers Today

The shop was quiet today. Most of South Australia was preparing and watching the AFL grand final, with one of our local team the Adelaide Crows playing the Richmond Tigers.

So this allowed me some time at the sewing machine with the radio on. Unfortunately the Crows lost but I did manage to get the binding on my Gypsy Wife Quilt after I collected it  from Val (House of Valerie) yesterday who quilted it for me. As always she has done a great job.


I went with a dark blue for the binding. So a few nights in front of the TV will see it finished off. I might take it with me on retreat next week.
 Next I did some more quilting with the Westalee rulers on a table runner that I had started quilting but didn't know what to do in the border. Today it just fell into place and with the Spin-E-Fex template I finished the quilting off and whipped on the binding.



What is this? These are strips from a Rolie Polie bundle from Penny Rose Fabrics Meadow range. I may have started sorting strips for a new project. Don't tell anyone.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

September One Monthly Goal Finish

Hi everyone! This was the project for September for me to decide on borders and quilt it. It is my Scrapdance Tango Table runner.


All pinned ready for quilting. It did take me a little while to get started on it with boring sew that had to ome first but once that was out the way I was able to set the Pfaff up and get in to some quilting using the Westalee Rulers. Practise is the key to using the rulers.
 All done with the quilting and the binding was next to do. I had made the binding from the left over fabrics from the bundle that I didn't us in the backing of the table runner.
 A little look at the quilting I did in the sashing. It is hard to see as I was using Aurifil white. That way any wobbles in my quilting will not be so noticeable.
Then a couple of nights to finish the binding off.
That fact I got the binding on means I did get a little further on then I thought I would so in the end I am happy.

I have link this post with Elm Street Quilt who host the One Monthly Goal so pop over and check out what else has been finished this month
Time to select October's Project.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching 
Cynthia

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Busy Busy Quilting

It has been really busy here. A lot has been happening that I haven't been able to share with everyone as it is secret retreat business. Our first Project Uninterrupted retreat is less than 2 weeks away and I am trying to be one step ahead on myself. I don't want a last minute panic if I can help it.

With that said I still had a couple of sessions of sewing in store that allowed me to slip into a free spot and join in the fun of the classroom. I need to do some ruler work quilting using the Westalee Designs rulers for a demo/ workshop next month and I have some projects that need to be finished.
This table runner is the first one on the pile and the smallest project.
I only used two Rulers to quilt the table, the blocks were quilted with the 6" spiral ruler from the sampler set and the sashing borders were quilted using the ruler that comes with their ruler foot.



By the end of the day I managed to finish quilting the table runner and got the first part on the binding on. Now I am ready to trim it up and finish it up.


Until next time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia