Waiting In The Wings

Friday, October 21, 2016

Kaleidoscope and Cats - warning top heavy on the cats!

A funny week spent fiddling around and not really
making a heck of a lot of progress.
A post  heavy on photos - have patience please!

Rainbow Safari for one of our grandsons all basted and ready
for me to quilt - this is the very last time I shall baste
a large quilt, it almost finished me off!!!

This is the pieced back and I'm thinking of this multi thread for quilting.

Choosing two more fabrics for my Kaleidoscope and you may wonder
where on earth will these be going

so a quick view below.

Just a few blocks in this pic with only 4 sewn together.
Remember this is my take on an old Persian carpet, it's not intended
to be the usual kaleidoscope block of light and dark, these
are pretty mixed up blocks!
 All be revealed at the next link-up for Kaleidoscope of Butterflies and I need to
get a move on at the machine over the next few days, I shall be celebrating my
70th birthday on Wednesday next so I may be doing a little

Moving on  to cats - Leila and her new friend:
I photographed these out of my little studio window, hence reflection

watching John gardening

? battle stations

into battle

time out

time for a tea break in the overgrown area by the veg patch.
These two are great buddies, this little barred cat lives over our back fence and calls
around every morning for Leila! We hear the bell on her collar tinkling
and Leila heads for the cat door.

Before I go this was the sight at the beach two days ago at low tide

Time to go I think!!



Kate said...

Love the Kaleidoscope blocks! Lots of rich colors.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

These Kaleidoscope blocks will look great! Love the play with your light fabric, it gets everything dancing!

Leeanne said...

love the cat dramas! They are characters! Happy quilting.

gayle said...

Your kaleidoscopes are gorgeous! I love how that koi print sets everything in motion. I'm looking forward to seeing the whole quilt!
Cats are such an entertainment, aren't they?

Nancy J said...

Bright, deep, rich, luscious and so beautiful. That is, the kaleidoscope blocks.And cats playing or messing around, I could watch them always.

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday early...enjoy the rich milestone!
The kaleidoscope is wonderful and I love your take on it. The usual can be too predictable anyway.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Maureen, I just adore those blocks. I may have to learn how to do kaleidoscopes. Love your cat photos and the beach is magnificent! Holy cow, big birthday coming up- you are amazing! You are an inspiration to keep going as I feel old and creaky at 62!

Julierose said...

Your fish fabric is just perfect in that K quilt! I no longer hand baste--just pin baste on a table...it does do a number on one's back for sure...I am waiting until the New Year to baste the backing on Connor's quilt--don't need back issues before my eye surgery...hugs and have a great weekend...Julierose

Sally Trude said...

Wow! It's incredible how odd those fabrics look by themselves and then become entirely different personalities as part of the kaleidoscope. You have quite the eye, Maureen. And I'm so glad Leila has an outside friend. She can kick up a storm but not on top of you while you're trying to sleep (I will not name names...Molly, Buddy). And what a wonderful view of the beach. Thanks for the momentary transport.

Louise said...

You can never have too many cat and quilt pictures, I think! I love how you're using the koi fabric as one of your corner blocks.

Janie said...

Happy birthday almost! Your quilt and fabrics are looking fabulous.
I enjoy your narration with the cat adventure photos, thanks for sharing.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Happy happy birthday and oh, that beach scene is glorious. Love the persian rug approach!

Kaja said...

Those fabrics fit perfectly- the old Persian rug thing is definitely working well. I hope you have a fabulous birthday!

Ann said...

I love your new interpretation of Kaleidoscope! So sophisticated. Can't wait to see more next week.

Summer said...

I hope you will enjoy your birthday☺ I see that we both have birthdays in the same month! Also, I love your blocks, the kitties and your beach photo♥ Such a rich post! Happy Tuesday, Maureen♥

Rachaeldaisy said...

LOL, how funny are cats!! I hope you had a very special birthday!!

JoZart Quilts said...

Oh, Wow! Maureen, I love this and it really is like a kaleidoscope. The fabrics are so different but all blend in so well. I look forward to the finish.
Thanks so much for your comment on my Christmas table centre and I hope you have a wonderful day on Wednesday for your birthday. A BIGGY one so I'm sure you will be treated for it. It reminds me to post my daughter's card tomorrow as she will be 46 on Tuesday.
Your beach look so tranquil.
Jo x