Monday, August 21, 2017

So Close but....

I planned to finish my Gypsy Wife quilt this weekend. Not a lot of sewing time so I knew I had to use my sewing time wisely.  I squeeze in a hour Friday before dinner and got three quarter through Section 6 which is the last section I had left but it is also the largest section.

As I had to take the shop to the Jubilee quilter on Saturday I thought about it but just wasn't able to get to it on Saturday night.

Sunday came and it was our Project Uninterrupted day(our sew and chat group) in store and I managed to complete it. So I thought. Pleased with the fact I only had to sew the sections together I laid the sections out in order to take a photo to share in the Project Uninterrupted facebook group and that is when I saw the mistake. I could of cried. I need to finish this project and move on to others urgently.
To look at this section on it own. There isn't a mistake but once you put section 6 and 7 together you can clearly the error.
Then it was like where the hell is the mistake I couldn't find it. I asked my husband if he could see it and we were not having any luck. Counting strips and checking the sequence at the top of the quilt compared to the bottom. We had to walk away in the end.

I did go back to it a while later as I was thinking of taking a photo and sending to my friend Maureen who is super good at spotting my mistakes but then I spotted it myself. It turns out I  made the mistake when I was sewing on Friday. I had missed a strip. How to fix it? There was only one way!  Use a seam ripper and and unsew all the section until I got to the mistake.

So now I have to resew this all back together.

Until Next Time
Keep Sewing
Cynthia

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Christmas Caroling Row Along Secret Sewing

I have been busy working behind the scenes getting my row ready for this year's Christmas Caroling Row Along hosted by Seams to be Sew. Marian has done a wonderful job organising this event and with all the sponsors on board there is some great prizes on offer for the giveaways that will be running over the course of the event. A special thank you to Northcott Fabrics for supplying us with fabric for this year's Christmas ranges for us to make our row with.
This is what I received from the Tis the Season with the additional neutral. That will be my background fabric.


Of course I can't share too much of my row until my day but you may see a few little sneak peeks before hand if you have your eyes open. The Christmas Caroling Row Along starts on the 5th September and I will remind you when it starts so you don't miss out on what it on offer.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

All Over the Octagon Quilt Update

It has been quite awhile since I posted anything on this project. I am coming to the end of the octagon blocks. Well maybe! I may need a few more but we will see. I have decided to used Riley Blake Design Shades Linen for the squares. It has taken me forever to decide but the decision has been made for good or bad. Let's hope it is a good one.

With that said I am still working on one last block but I can't decide which fabric I should use in the centre so I thought I would share them here and see what everyone thinks.
Here are the options. Tell me your favourite in the comments below.







Until Next Time 
Keep Stitching
Cynthia