Waiting In The Wings

Monday, August 24, 2015

Catching up

It's been a busy week with grandchildren, working on my Rail Fence quilt for the Quiltalong at
Cultural Fusion Quilts
 and working out which fabrics in my stash I'm going to hang on to and which
can find a new home, I desperately need to cull!

I have been able to get 6 Scrappy Mountain blocks together
in black!







Notice the pukekos - they are contrary little creatures and
do things a little differently to what we would expect!

Hopefully I can get out in the garden for a little while late afternoon,
it's a beautiful Spring day  even though Spring doesn't officially
hit us until September 1st. Daffodils are blooming, bluebells budding up, camellias
full of flowers  and yesterday we bought super size punnets of viola and stock from the
garden  centre nearby, the stock plants are just in flower and the scent is heavenly, I've
planted them by the path to the front entrance.
I love this time of the year!

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13 comments:

Magpie Sue said...

Your Mountains are fun and beautiful. Ah, spring! We're looking forward to autumn around here. We need the cooler, wetter weather to help us gain control over the wildfires that have cropped up in our mountains. I never thought I'd be looking forward to the wet and gloomy months of fall and winter in the Pacific Northwest!

Debbie said...

Wonderful blocks! love the combinations you selected. they look great!

Julierose said...

Lovely blocks Maureen. I am looking forward to Fall here--hoping for some nice easy rainy days...it's like a dust bowl here...I really want to get some mums, but wonder if I'll have to water them an awful lot....hugs, Julierose

Leeanne said...

Lovely blocks I like the Pukeko one best!

Sally T said...

Spring...amazing! And pukekos are an excellent choice for indigo. And you seem to have them well trained for mountain climbing.

PaulaB quilts said...

You do such a great job of coordinating the darks and lights, especially in this week's group. Keep up the good work. By the way, my RSC15 post at place 12 works fine. The first one failed. I always enjoy hearing about you seasons. My friend will love hearing about how sweet the stock smells.

Ann said...

Fun mountains. We are looking forward to autumnal rains here.

Ann said...

Fun mountains. We are looking forward to autumnal rains here.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

These mountain blocks are looking good! I think you have been very clever with the light backgrounds... a nice change from the usual 'low volumes' we see!

Sheila said...

Wonderful blocks! I'm trying to cull some fabric and scraps that I'll never use, too. Donating them to the guild's scrap box.

Cathy said...

They look wonderful! Enjoy the Spring while it's there. We're in the hottest part of summer ourselves and am longing for Spring!

Cathy said...

They are all fun blocks. I had never heard of pukekos until about a week ago when someone else was talking about pukeko fabric on their blog.

We are moving toward fall here it seems since there has been a drop in temps and blowing winds. Seems a little early. I start my stocks from seed...I do love scented flowers.

Su said...

I love the contrasts of colours in these, my favourite is the bottom one. Enjoy spring, I think autum is about to hit us!