Waiting In The Wings

Friday, October 24, 2014

Showtime!! Goodies in the mail

My package of a few of the new fabrics for Fall 2014 from the Kaffe Fasset Collective arrived today - what a sight!
I had an order in at the store when Wanda over at Exuberant Color showed photos on a post of her chosen selection and I thought they were amazing, however seeing the "real thing" was mind blowing, and at the risk of boring you I have taken a few shots below after a quick update  on my Cotton Candy quilt,  only four more rows to go! As the  strips grew in length I began to spray starch to give more body and I really should have taken this step right off because the process became somewhat easier and avoided any stretch. I've also made a mug rug using leftover pieces but I'll post that during next week.

Cotton Candy
Okay - showtime

Yellow Big Leaf

Gray and Brown Dream

Moss Gloxinia

Thousand Flowers

aren't they just delicious even still with their creases from mailing.
Wanda did say that Thousand Flowers were huge compared to the original some years ago and yes, they are oversized but look great in strips (already cut a few). I love the pops of colour in the centres of the flower.

Next post I hope to let you have a peek at the baby blackbirds in their nest just three feet from our ranch slider door onto the verandah, three of them. Mum and Dad come and hunt me out by the window asking for food to supplement what they find in the garden, they actually sit around two feet away from Daisy cat, she doesn't bother them and they're quite happy. They are "regulars" and have nested in the trellis under the yellow rose before.

On to more fabric cats now for the Saturday post for RSC 2014 - see you then.


Sally T said...

You should earn a commission! Your cotton candy quilt is lovely and reminds me that I need to pay more attention to lights.

Exuberant Color said...

I haven't cut my Thousand Flowers yet. I'm really just enjoying the bounty all laid out on a table so far.

Julierose said...

Loving those Thousand flowers in particular--should i break my fabric diet??? What??? Again??? Really??? hugs, Julierose

Quiltdivajulie said...

Cotton Candy is coming right along . . . VERY pretty!