Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Places We Go- Aurifil's Designer of the Month #1

We are getting ready to sew our first block in Aurifil's Designer of the Month Places We Go Block of the Month.
Here are my black and white fabrics that I am using for this block of the month.

I still haven't decided what colour I want to use. I am down to 3 colours  pink, blue and green but I think I will wait for the first block to be released before deciding.

  Now the first block has been released  I have made the decision on what to use. One colour per block but a couple of different shades of that colour. You know what that mean you will be seeing me using lots of the Riley Blake Designs Shades fabrics.

Here is the link to Pat's Blog where you can find the first block and I will get to work on my first block. Don't forget Pat has a special monthly giveaway you can enter when you made your block during the month.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Cushions and Ruler Quilting Together

We had the Zipper and Piped Cushion Workshop on in store. With only one student doing the workshop we took the opportunity to do some quilting  using the Westalee Rulers. It is something we have trying to schedule in. With the Beginner's class in a couple of weeks I can see a need for more of these sessions. Once you have your machine worked out you want to quilt quilts, not keep doing practise samples. There is a lot out there on using the rulers but not too much on how it use the rulers on pieced tops. So that is what I want to focus on. How to quilt pieced tops. So watch out for those workshops once you have done a Beginner's Class.

Joy's managed to finish her two cushions in the one session. They have worked out beautifully.

While Brenda  was quilting her Sands of Time Quilt from one of my workshops from last year.

I was quilting my table runner which was created from my Dresden plate English paper piecing demo pieces from last year fairs and shop demos. It is my project selected in our Project Uninterrupted challenge and One Monthly Goal for January.

It was a lovely day of sewing. There is always something to learn that makes life exciting.
Next weekend's Desert Sky workshop is going to be an exciting learning experience on foundation paper piecing. If there is a spot I plan to join the class myself , at the moment there is a couple of spot left. If you want more details click of the Event/Workshop page here on my blog.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Monday, January 8, 2018

On Ringo Lake Part 6

We have had the big reveal after Bonnie hit us with some quick fire clues leading up to the big reveal. Once that happened I had to find time to put a few blocks together so I knew what it was going to look like.
In the end I managed 8 blocks the day before the big reveal.
Then we had the big reveal and at this point I had to consider how many more blocks was I going to make. I did finish block 9. To go any further I need to make more blocks.

Anyway I did get an afternoon at the sewing machine to continue a little bit further on this project. I got most of the sashing done and another block and I was ready to lay it out so I could work out how much more did I need to get this to the quilt top stage. I am do a smaller version to see if I can get it to the quilt top stage before the end of January because once February hits it will be put aside for other projects. That is how Allietare and En Provence has ended up in my unfinished project list. If it is at the quilting stage it has more of a chance of being finished within the year.
This is where I got to by the time I have to stop to take care of dinner. In theory 3 more blocks and a few more sashing strips needed then the set in triangles.

 It will be tight to get all that done before the end of January as I am back at work from the 8th. We will see what happens.

I have linked this post to Bonnie's blog post so pop over and check out how everyone is doing on their On Ringo Lake.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching