Monday, July 24, 2017

Round We Go Block of the Month

I know a lot of you have been waiting for the details out our newest block of the month.
Round We Go is an English paper piecing block of the month featuring round blocks. That is right round blocks. Over 12 months you will receive 12 different block designs. Each month you will receive 1 seed pack and fabrics to make 4 of this design mixing the fabrics for different looks. Each seed packet will contain enough papers to make 4 blocks per design giving you 48 blocks over 12 month. The blocks are made using 9 different Sue Daley English paper piecing shapes. You will receive the acrylic templates as well as the papers.
You will also receive the background fabric for your blocks over the 12 months and your binding fabric.
Plus with your first month you will receive a Sue Daley glue pen and a pack of Sue Daley #11 needles.
All of this for $36 plus postage each month for 12 months.
Now I hear you asking what fabrics are going to featured in the Cynthia's Ark version of Round We Go. We are going to be using Gerri Robinson Faded Memories fabric range. Here is a look at the range if you are not familiar with it. It is from Penny Rose Fabrics.

Here is a sneak peek at one of the blocks in the fabrics we are using.

Now there is limited spots in this Block of the month so get in early if you want to join in on the fun. Visit Cynthia's Ark to join.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Rolling Two Projects in to One

I have a group visiting at the end of July and they want to do a little project during the visit. It was decided English Paper piecing and the chubby dresdens will be the shape. They were what I was demoing during the Salisbury fair (working on my Pemberley quilt). So after a little thinking a plan came together as I also needed another pin cushion for The Ark's Pin Cushion Club which I run, so that was it. I will make a chubby dresden pin cushion so I only have to make one project rather than two. Now that should save some time.


My favourite range at the moment is Gerri Robinson Faded Memories for Penny Rose Fabrics. That is why it seems to be everywhere at the moment including this month's Stash Building Fabric Club. Plus there is more coming as it will be the feature range in our Round We Go block of the month starting in August. More details available on my Website .


I think I could of stuffed it a little more but as I English paper pieced the flowers and then hand stitched them together I didn't want to pull out my stitches.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Monday, July 17, 2017

A Little Rest Time

After 4 long days it was time to put the shop back together after the Sewing Stitching and Handcraft Show. It was a great event and all that were involved did a great except for the coffees that took 40 minutes to get and they were barely warm and my Subway sandwich that was disgusting.




Some shots of my Stand. Now I can't share any from the quilt show which is ashamed but when I asked if it was ok I could only take photo for personal use and not to publish any photos anywhere but thanks to Jeannie Gregory I am able to share a couple of her pieces as she granted me permission. It is very important to get the permission before hand.



It still amaze me it only takes me a couple of hours to pack and load the car for a big event and it takes me at least half a day to unload and put the stock back in the shop.
I did get some English paper piecing shapes prepared and stitched together during my Demos which is great. I need to remember to think what I need for upcoming projects and work with them during my demos. I think it would help greatly with my progress.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia