Waiting In The Wings

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Saturday again!

What on earth happened to the past seven days?
Is it just me or do the days and weeks fly by,  I don't think I'm the only one.
I have a list of quotes by Dr Seuss, they're real gems, this one sums up the time issue:

"How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon.
December is here before it's June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?"

A message for us all!!

So, on the quilting side I have finished Section 8 of 
Gypsy Wife. I stuck it up on the wall yesterday alongside
the other seven sections, photo below.
No major seams sewn yet so it's a bit higgledy-piggledy!

Section 8 is on the left hand side.

I spent time with my GO cutter strip dies, pieces of very old Hoffman fabrics
and KF Collective

the left hand side are 1" strips. I have in mind a number of quilts using strips
of various widths, lots more to cut before I make a start.

Assigned two of my plastic storage drawers to
my KF Collective quarter yard pieces. I had culled these when I made a start
on Gypsy Wife, all the pieces less than 1/4 yard I set aside
for this project.

I began trying to stock up on 1/2 yards or larger a few years ago, I did a pretty good job,
there's no more space in my wire baskets!! No more fabric buying!!

The garden grabbed a little bit of my attention, but it's so very dry,
we really need rain and hopefully this weekend. My Canna lilies seem to
be perfectly happy even with the dry soil.

The "Peace" rose is blooming beautifully, goodness knows
we could use some of this in the world today!

And below she (I always think of roses as "she") had a visitor.

OK, I'm all done now and heading back to the cutting table.
Enjoy the weekend.
See you all soon.



gayle said...

So much beautiful color! I love your Gypsy Wife so very much.
My grandma always had Peace roses in her gardens - they were her favorites. And she grew cannas, too. Thank you for sharing your flowers and reminding me of her. 8)

Leeanne said...

Dr Seuss must be living in my mind, as this is what I think too! Gypsy wife looking grand..........I keep telling myself "Leeanne....NO MORE BUYING FABRIC!"........but I'm too busy listening to Dr Seuss to hear!!

Julie said...

Such a pretty Canna lily - mine are all coral, oranges, salmon and crimson. Love how your gypsy wife quilt is looking.

Ann said...

Always a treat to see your beautiful flowers. You are so organized about sorting your fabrics. My scraps are all in a pile.

Debbie said...

GW looks so good, you have made great progress. The strings bins are full....can't wait to see what you have in mind. And the topper are your flowers...spectacular.

Barb Neiwert said...

Wow - your Gypsy Wife is certainly coming together - it's going to be gorgeous. How long has it taken you to get this far? Sounds like you have a good plan for your scraps. Gotta love those scraps!!!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I love your fabric choices on your Gypsy Wife quilt. Cutting and prepping takes a big chunk of time even with a die cutter.

Love, love your flower photos.

Linda Swanekamp said...

The Gypsy Wife is positively stunning. I like to see your process of cutting and prepping, helps me to think clearer. All of your fabric is just wonderful to see.

Julierose said...

Just a lovely posting--so full of fabulous colors!! I love Gypsy--she is definitely a dancing girl!
that peace rose is beautiful...the shades in it are amazing...
I'll send my little rain dance over to you (just avert your eyes!!) hugs, Julierose

Raewyn said...

Wow, you are making great progress on your Gypsy Wife -such a vibrant quilt :-) And great sorting too... my grand plans of being super organised never seem to last long! Such a wise man, Dr Seuss. Lovely to see your Peace Rose, it's beautiful; I've been through about 4 over the years, they never last for me - and I'm sentimental about that particular rose too as it was one hubby's dear sweet grandmother gave me. Yep, awaiting rain up north too....

Sally Trude said...

Your gypsy wife quilt continues to amaze...and I love looking at the detail. And what a beautiful rose. Thanks for sharing with those of us living in color starved landscapes.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Oh how wonderful to see blooming flowers! Dr. Seuss nailed it in that quote -- and your Gypsy Wife is beautiful. Happy die cutting - you'll appreciate all that work later.

Monica said...

Your Peace rose is Stunning! And Gypsy Wife looks really wonderful too. Busy enough!

Janie said...

I agree, stunning work on your quilt and your flower photos, wow.
I'm impressed with your storage too, Maureen.
Thanks for sharing some sunshine.

Pip said...

Time does seem to go faster the older I get. I tried to stop buying KF fabrics but when the new ranges come out, they are so enticing, I must do better this year :)

Stephie said...

What beautiful drawers Maureen!!! I especially love the sunny golds, it must be like a summer's day when you pull that drawer open :) As ever your quilt top is looking sumptuous - that little heart block is wonderful. And as for your flowers...well, bottoms up from the bee! x

Kate said...

Love your Gypsy Wife Quilt! The jewel tone are just beautiful. Lovely flowers. It's dark and dreary here, I'm ready for our spring flowers to be back.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Lots of lovely Kaffe colour here Maureen! I love how those little bits of lighter fabrics make everything else 'pop'

O'Quilts said...

This post is making me Kaffe crazy....wondering why this blog has not been coming into my feed...Really...I so need a Kaffe sale somewhere..