Waiting In The Wings

Monday, June 27, 2016

Old and New

Let's start off with the new - 
I've finished sewing the top of the quilt for our 5yr old grandson.
The weather has been wet and windy so I just managed
to pick a break in the rain this morning to throw
this top over the bench seat - excuse the weeds!

Four blocks across and six down each 12" finished, 1" finished sashing.
His bed is not quite as long as a full size so we've ended
up with the Safari print borders just on the sides.

I wanted something bright for the sashing but not too bold given
the bright solid strips, luckily I came across 3/4 yard of fabric which must have
been in my stash for around 15 years!

New Kaleidoscope blocks - 

and I need to get these and the others on the wall to check how they look so far.

New fabric - 

it's many years since that I first fell for solid fabrics,
the book on Amish quilts had just been released by Roberta Horton and
I was hooked. It was about time I bought a few new ones I reckoned and
 here are three new fat quarter bundles. My preference is for the long quarters
but quite often buying online requires you go with the pre-cuts or
buy a half yard  if you like the full width.

Now onto the old - 

my version of Midnight at The Oasis, pattern by Jen Kingwell, the photo is on the dark side I'm afraid,
the rain and dark skies are back!!
Some of you will have seen this before when I took part in the QAL, I had a
nine patch border but didn't like it so that's been removed and one day this week
I need to sit down and work out my next two rounds.

Pulling this piece out I had quite a shock when I realised the number
of WIPs I had, plus quilts waiting to be quilted, so better get my act together
and get busy!!

Enjoy your week - happy quilting.



Sally T said...

So wonderful to see your progress...even in buying fabric! The Amish quilts were my first inspiration too. And revisiting Midnight At the Oasis, I realize how perfect your choice is for the stripping between medallions.

Gina said...

Love the quilt for your grandson. I know what you mean about the UFO pile. I'm too scared to look in my box. I'm sure they are breeding in there without my knowledge xx

Julierose said...

Love your grandson's quilt--your K blocks are looking good, too...hugs, Julierose P.S. We could use some of that rain--very dry here....

Linda Swanekamp said...

Great quilts! Love the bright colors in the quilts. You are extremely talented and versatile!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Your grandson's quilt is just perfect. I'm glad you found the sashing fabric that worked in your stash.

Janice Holton said...

The minute that picture popped up on my screen, I'm going ooooo!! Love those bright colors!

Raewyn said...

I bet your GS loves his vibrant new quilt! Your kaleidoscope blocks are looking great too. It seems that there will be plenty of inside days coming up for you to re-work your borders!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

I hadn't seen your Midnight at the Oasis quilt before, the teal stripe is wonderful for the borders!

gayle said...

Your grandson's quilt is beautiful! (Didn't he help choose the colors? Well done!) And you know I'm crazy about your kaleidoscopes.
I'd forgotten about Midnight at The Oasis - so good to see it again. I love that stripy fabric for the borders!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your grandson will love his quilt - it's a beauty! Great photo too. You've got lots of great projects on the go. Aren't the stacks of solids pretty all tied up with a bow. I had one for a couple of years before I could pull it apart to use because it looked so lovely as a bundle.

Kaja said...

I love how your grandson's quilt has ended up; I like your stash fabric and that the border is just on the bottom - I bet it looks perfect on his bed. Your solids look pretty - reminds me I should get some more (I'm panic buying a bit before all our prices go up!)