Waiting In The Wings

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Last section of Gypsy Wife now sewn up - at last!!

Just finished sewing section 10 and two words
used sometimes by our two grand-daughters sum up my feelings tonight -
I am "so over" Gypsy Wife!

This really needs to be seen in place with all the other sections, but I don't have
the room at the moment and I'm afraid she's not very
well placed in this photo.

GW has been in the works now for 18 months, I was off to a great start
but sections 9 and 10 saw me hitting the wall a bit, just
couldn't always get the mix of colours I wanted, lots of breaks were
needed then I would usually come back and things
would fall into place.
A four legged feline has also slowed me up at times.

The sections won't be put together for a couple of weeks,
I just want to put it away somewhere and catch up on all my other

So, I'm going to sit in a quiet corner with this
lovely little rose by my side

and this on my lap

spotted two days ago in the local book store.
I'll tell you all about it next time I post, if the cover is anything to go off
I think it's going to be a wonderful read!

See you sometime next week.



Leeanne said...

some projects are like that aren't they? Maybe a break is just what you need, that book will do for starters! I notice the lovely foxglove salt n' pepper shakers in the photo, I have one of Mum's old dishes with the same design.

Nancy J said...

Have a spell, and maybe it will all look better when you come back. and that spell could be for a long good time. Hope you haven't had gale winds, torrential rain or snow and hail.it went right past us last night, some rain, a little wind, but all is well here. The new book, looks like very interesting and appealing projects.

Debbie said...

You have been legendary in your pursuit of GW! For one, I am proud to see the last sections come together......let it simmer a while till you conquer the mountain and put it all together. Enjoy the new read.

Julierose said...

I think this section looks amazing of Gypsy Wife!! I like how those lighter strips play off the darks...nice work hugs, Julierose

Monica said...

It will be great to see all those GW pieces together! But after 18 months, I can understand why you are ready for a break. Enjoy the book, it looks like an inspiring one!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

All of your sections of the GW have been amazing so it is bound to be a beautiful quilt when the right day comes along to stitch it together.

Louise said...

Good job getting that final section finished! It really looks lovely, so you can rest on your laurels for a while :)

Ann said...

This pattern looks so different with each person's fabric choices. I love yours. Good idea to let is simmer whi
E working on other projects.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Well done Maureen! Good idea now to have a break, I'm sure you will find renewed enthusiasm for the final joining up, so exciting!

Linda Swanekamp said...

What you have looks terrific. I would have been overwhelmed.

Sally Trude said...

I am not even close to being over your Gypsy Wife quilt. I've enjoyed every section and am expecting to be amazed by the quilt top.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Golly, 18 months! Who knew? Your GW is going to look superb.

Julie said...

Love all the colour and fussy cut flowers in your GW. You're nearly there, well done.

Kaja said...

My goodness, has it really been 18 months? I can see why you are ready for a break, though all your sections have looked stunning and it will be exciting, eventually, to see the bigger picture. Enjoy your book - looks like a good one.

I am said...

Hi Maureen,wow your Gypsy wife piece is stunning and i love the colour of your rose xx

Janie said...

I've enjoyed your progress on your Gypsy Wife. You've done a fabulous job with color.
Thanks for sharing.
A good read will help you rest.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

You are doing a great job on this one Maureen. I would have probably given up months ago. Your fabric choices are stunning!

gayle said...

That rose looks like an excellent companion for enjoying that book!
I love your Gypsy Wife with all its glorious color. A bit of a rest won't do it any harm at all - take a moment to breathe!