Sunday, December 17, 2017

Places We Go- Aurifil's Designer of the Month 2018

Pat Sloan and Aurifil have released the details for 2018 Designer of the Month and the theme. I have participated in this sew along before but in 2018 I will be sew along and my shop Cynthia's Ark will be putting some fabric bundles and Aurifil thread deals together. The Theme is Places We Go and the fabrics are black and whites with one colour. I find this an exciting project and i can't wait to see what colour everyone will use with their black and whites. You will be able to come into the shop and select a black and white bundle and then select your colour to add to the bundle to complete your bundle for project.

You will be able to order the bundle online with a colour already added to the bundle. There will be a number of colour options for you to choose from.

Here is the Link to meet the design team  and more details for 2018. I will be share the post when it is released each month and sharing my blocks as I make them.

To top this off we will have some Friday evening sewing sessions especially to work on this project, starting in one of my Summer School sessions once the first block is released. So let me know if you are interested.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Cynthia's Ark Classes and Workshops for 2018

I have been busy behind the scenes working on the class/workshops for 2018. I am hoping there will be something for most people from the beginners to the experienced.  You will find all the details on our 2018 Workshop/Class page here and at the top of the blog so you don't need to find this post. With that said, this post will have the projects pictured to give you a better idea what each workshop is. A picture can say things easier than words sometimes.

 Sat 10th February- Curved Ruler Table runner
 Saturday 10th March - Circles Table Runner
 Fractured Paint Box Quilt -Date hasn't been set yet. It will be a Sunday workshop.
 Desert Sky Quilt- Date hasn't been set yet. It will be a Sunday workshop.

 Saturday 31st March- Bargello Table Runner.
Double Wedding Ring Quilt Workshop Date not set yet but will must likely a Sunday workshop.

Also new will be our Summer School on Friday evenings. Each session will be a small different project featuring different techniques. The first session on the 29th December will be focused on English paper piecing and a set of mug rugs. This is the perfect class to try English paper piecing if you haven't tried it yet. It is addictive.

 As you can see the workshop list isn't quite finished but I felt I needed to get out what was set so you can book for those workshops.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Monday, December 11, 2017

On Ringo Lake Part 3

Clue 3 was released by Bonnie. What are we making this week? These little matching blocks.

More work for the Simple Folded Corner ruler. Boy I am glad I purchased this ruler. I do find some of these angle blocks challenging. Even with my full attention I am known to get some backwards, twisted, or the wrong way while the whole time thinking I am doing it right. So I made my test block and made sure it was sitting on the cutting table for me to refer to it as needed. Plus I then stack the completed blocks on top to make sure they all matched.

I wasn't able to complete them all but that is ok. I can keep working on them when I have time.

Here are all my parts so far.

I have linked up with Bonnie's Quiltville blog so pop over and check out everyone else progress.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia