Waiting In The Wings

Sunday, January 3, 2016

A wet and windy start to 2016

Wishing you all a Happy New Year
January 1st 2016

and we had pretty wet and windy weather!
Good time to sit quilting or thinking about quilting - sadly I didn't do much
at all of the former but a lot of the latter.

Projects for the year are being organised and naturally I have too many
on my list but I am certainly taking part in
Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2016
one of my projects here will match up nicely with another
Quilty 365
you will see if you go and visit that this is all about circles, preferably
one each day although I don't think I shall be making quite so many.

My proposed list of projects will hopefully be be in a post mid-week and at the same time
 I need to baste and begin quilting High Flyer below,

this is the one for my youngest grand-daughter and you can read the story behind
the quilt HERE.
I was tossing up whether to order new fabric for the backing, one of the two used in the
triangles but given that I have oodles of fabric I am
trying to cobble together a pieced back which selfishly means that I can
justify my order for a bundle of Loominous by Anna Maria Horner!

There will probably be just enough fabric in the photo
below for the backing - although this is not set in stone

until I have worked up a plan of cuts and placements.

Back to my brainstorming for the coming year with my
quilting  and finding time to tidy the garden after the atrocious weather!

Happy Quilting


gayle said...

What? Not try to tackle too many projects? Where's the fun in that? 8)
Love the bright happy colors in your quilt!

Leeanne said...

Happy New Year! Pretty spectacular weather alright! The rain has stopped now but we are drowning in the humidity!

Julierose said...

I'm going to be on a "finish up" and leaner program also...love that quilt--very pretty...wet and cold here now..good piecing/quilting weather...hugs, Julierose

Sally T said...

Thinking about quilting is just as important as doing! And just as fun. Looking at your wet and windy photo I immediately thought cold...but that probably isn't true. Your granddaughter must be tickled pink with her quilt. Happy New Year!

Debbie said...

Love the mixed fabric backing you picked to use. I do a lot of this to help clear out leftovers in the stash. Happy productive new year!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Gorgeous fabric no matter what you do with it. Love the quilt.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I think a simply pieced backing would be great and save your purchases for others that you really want.

Ann said...

Your lovely fabrics contrast so nicely with the gloomy day. What a joy to have them to work on.

Fibre frenzi said...

Im clearly like you......masses of time thinking....and not so much time doing!! Happy New Year!

Kaja said...

Absolutely agree with a pieced backing and a bundle of Loominous! Thinking about quilting is almost as good as actually sewing.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Happy New Year! Love your High Flyer quilt! And yes, a scrappy pieced backing will be great, save the Loominous for something special!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's a gorgeous top and I think a pieced back will suit it perfectly. There, purchase of Loominous justified!