Waiting In The Wings

Sunday, April 5, 2015

A change of direction ...

Happy Easter!

Over the past few weeks I have been making Wild Geese style blocks in
the colour of the month for Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2015 check out all about
this yearly challenge, and if you check out this post HERE you will see
my last yellow block.

This month we have the colour purple - below blocks made today,

apologies in advance for these colours not showing quite true, we have a very dull day
here presently and it's almost 5.00pm, these shots
should have been taken this morning but as I hadn't even cut out
the fabric squares at that stage it was not possible!! You will also notice
the "deliberate" mistake in the bottom two set of blocks.

As you can see  I have moved to Scrappy Mountain Majesties, I have wanted to make
a quilt using these blocks for ages, now is the time. I love the blocks I
started off the year with but on the last two I found
I was having to fussy cut so much and had heaps of fabrics out looking
for just the right piece, yesterday I decided I didn't need the hassle! They will be
used in something further along the road.

The twelve blocks above have only been set like this for ease of photographing, they won't be set in
the quilt I have in mind in pairs as above.

Yesterday I posted my story to
Cultural Fusion Quilts
about my latest piece made specifically for that blog, Sailing Through Suez, hope you'll
take a few minutes to link up above (or there is a button on the sidebar) and have a peek, this is the back
fabric and quilting

You can see a small section of the front of the quilt in my last post, just scroll down.
Before I head off to link up with Angela and fellow RSC folk have a look at
the first Camellia of the season in my garden

time to link up now with
Rainbow Scrap Challengers

Happy Quilting


PaulaB quilts said...

RSC15 certainly brings divere stories together. I checked out Sailing through the Suez. What an incredible journey, and the quilt is the perfect illustration-the mountains,sea and unrelenting heat. Good luck with your new direction in the purple.

Christine Feldstein said...

Your blocks are very pretty Maureen! I love purple and yellow together! Happy Easter to you!

scraphappy said...

What beautiful purple fabrics you have this week. I can tell the colors are not true because I have a few of them in my stash as well. Great block for the RSC

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I really like your quilting on Sailing Through Suez.

Julierose said...

Lovely Scrappy Mts blocks--this one will be lovely--I have a whole box of pieces cut for this--but put it away until I finish some "almost" done ones...hugs, Julierose

Scrappy quilter said...

Love your quilting too. Great job!

Dasha said...

Nice job on those Mountains. It isn't a hard block to make, but if you aren't paying attention there are plenty of bloopers to be made. BTW I can't see your deliberate mistake. Must be so minor! LOL.
Also love your header. Gorgeous rich colours in that.

Ann said...

Another gorgeous set. I'm looking for some purple and yellow fabrics for a new quilt so these really caught my eye.
Happy Easter!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Love your blocks of purple scrappy mountains. I sometimes think I should make one in blues. I like the quilting for Sailing through Suez, it looks like a river flowing, I'll pop over and read the blog post about it. Happy first camelia of the season.

Sheila said...

Love your blocks. I've been thinking about making a quilt with that pattern, too.

Kaja said...

I shall miss your flying geese, but these new blocks look great and sound like less fuss. I love your finished quilt (left comment on Cultural Fusions blog).