Waiting In The Wings

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Fractured Quilt Along Week 5

Where oh where has the week gone?
Well mine has been spent nursing a gastric bug - so this is a last minute rush to post for week 5 of FQAL, and because of the bug I only had time to make three more blocks.

Most of you will already know that Vicki is sponsoring this quilt along and she has a link on her blog, please visit and see what we are all busy working on - a feast for the eyes!!

As I said earlier I have been ill for the best part of the week and spent a few minutes here and there matching up the different print fabrics with dyed fabrics

This is a fun part of the quilt, only problem is I end up with fabric pieces all over the place!
 I was able to get to the sewing machine this morning and I have changed the placement of some of the blocks, I also threw in what could be called a "wild card" this morning, the jury is still out on whether it will stay or not - you will see a rich geometric with mustard dyed fabric -  I like something a bit different. I changed position for this block a couple of times but still have quite a number more to make so it could be all change again by the posting next week.

The photo above was where the block was first placed, the second row down third in from the left, and below I placed it on the sixth row left hand side (there are eight rows down in all), this is only the left hand side of the quilt with the central row. My design wall is not big enough to take the whole quilt so something will have to be rigged up outside to take a full shot. Only when I have all my blocks placed as I like will I sew them together, had thought of doing one side at a time but because of the "coat of many colours" style that wasn't a road I wanted to risk going down.

Because the spring weather is with us now in New Zealand, and because I was so late pruning some of my roses I have an Iceberg bush in the front garden which was absolutely full of hips

Above the result of a few quick snips with the trusty secateurs.

No more sewing or playing with fabric today I'm off to sit on the couch with a cuppa, chocolate biscuits and a DVD of "Cranford", catch up during the week and thanks so much for stopping by, have a great week.


imquilternity said...

I love, love, love how your quilt top is looking! The colors and fabrics are really wonderful and I do like the addition of the "mustard" color. It's going to be a real beauty when it's finished.

So sorry to hear you're not feeling well... especially when you have some "me" time - why does it have to be spent being ill? Well, I'm assuming you still have "me" time - maybe your husband is back from his trip. If so, is he taking care of you while you're ill? :))

I loved watching Cranford - such a wonderful program. There are so many good foreign films and tv shows out there. So much more interesting than our typical american stuff!

Have fun and I hope you feel better!

Laura said...

Beautiful job on the quilt, it's coming along nicely even though you're not feeling well. I love Cranford and all those historical dramas they show on PBS, wish there were more shows like that on regularly.

Julierose said...

Oh this is coming along so beautifully! I, myself, like the goldish color block near that yellow--it seems to blend in better--just saying :---))). At any rate, I've had to put FQ on the back burner for a while--too many projects to finish up laying across my spare bed (and many other surfaces--grrrrr) and we have company coming--SOOOO...gotta get 'em done. Hugs--enjoy your lovely season--our leaves have begun to turn and the Winter winds will soon be blowing here on our hill above the ocean...hugs, Julierose

Barb in Mi said...

Beautiful blocks - and hope you will feel better soon!

Sally T said...

Maybe we can appeal to Vicki for an extension. I made so maybe blocks that I have enough for another quilt. Good plan to wait so you can shift some blocks around. Just be careful. I think fractured blocks have a hard time figuring which way is up and easily get turned around! Am still loving your colors, by the way.