Waiting In The Wings

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Chinese Coins - a start

It's a start in that I have most of the fabrics together.







The solids and hand dyes are being played around with presently,
still need to make a final decision.

I'm cutting 8 and 1/2" across the width of the fabrics,
cutting these into half again, keeping one set as spares
and starching the remainder.


My new trolley is coming in handy here, this is not an Ikea, which I would
dearly have loved in their turquoise colourway, but given that they
seem to be around US$25 or so for quilters in the USA
and the price here is NZ$169 I went for a local made trolley, this is
a soft green and a lot cheaper!

Now I've had a break to write this it's back to the cutting
and starching.

Maureen


24 comments:

  1. Pretty! I just pulled some pink purple and green Kaffe fabrics for a new project too. So much color!

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  2. Wow, I love your fabric. Maybe I will come and live at your house and sew.

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  3. Your fabric is super. Love the colours. What a stunning difference in price of trolleys. No wonder you went with the local version. A very pretty shade of green.

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  4. Some lovely bundles growing there......gosh the trolley IS lovely!

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  5. Look forward to seeing more of your 'chinese coins'... great fabric selection!

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  6. Looking forward to seeing this come together. Such vibrant colours.

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  7. Great deal! Love those fabrics of which I have many. You are at the most interesting stage of the creation and I wish you big success!

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  8. Oh, such gorgeous fabrics... as always.

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  9. GORGEOUS gorgeous colors -- just glorious! Happy that you found a local trolley. I love mine (and just after mine were purchased, two other stores here in town started selling their own versions for prices quite similar to Ikea's).

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  10. Ditto....love your fabrics, and all the bright colors! And I love making a coin quilt. Have done several and never tire of the arrangements. This is going to be quite special I think:)

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  11. Lovely pulls of fabric for your Chinese Coins--are you going to do each stack in one colorway or mix them up scrappy style? Can't wait to see your arrangements...hugs, Julierose

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  12. Oh fun to be planning and cutting!! Once you get sewing it looks like it will go together like a dream! Great use of The Trolley!

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  13. Love how the fabric works in with the colour of your trolley. Your stacks of KFC fabrics look so lovely, looking forward to seeing the quilt come together.

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  14. Gorgeous fabrics and that trolley! You're having fun, thanks for sharing.
    Now, where can I get a trolley? IKEA? That sounds like a good excuse for an outing.

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  15. Omigosh, I guess you're a long way from Sweden! But you have a gorgeous set of fabrics, so I think you're off to a great start. :D

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  16. Oh, gorgeous fabrics! Is it bad that I'd like to just roll in them? 8)

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  17. colour full - it will be energizing to work on this quilt

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  18. Beautiful fabric selections! It's going to be a gorgeous quilt.

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  19. What fun! Maybe I'll come visit you and sew with you too!

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  20. totally looks like heaven...maybe you have a shop like I do..!!!! it does not stop us does it?

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