Waiting In The Wings

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Teapots and a 5"square swap - a productive day!

 Julie at justjulielou suggested that she and I have a swap of 5" squares,
she would send me Anna Maria Horner in exchange for
Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics

and just look at the lovely selection she sent.
I have only a handful of AMH fabrics in my stash
but I've cut 5" squares (below) from those to add to the swap
from Julie, along with more from different designers.

I'm thinking of a throw size quilt and luckily I have
a few Amy Butler, Heather Ross, Victoria Findlay Wolfe
plus other designers to add to the mix.

I'm cutting 2" squares from my Jinny Beyer fabrics, these
will be going into the quilt.

Remember my KF teapots??
Three for the second row now all appliqued, two
more rows to go and then a hunt for the perfect sashing and border.

I've also found a few quiet minutes to wander in the garden, lots of roses beginning
to bloom, I was surrounded by the scent from all these
old roses.

I love this very soft pink/peach David Austin  - sadly I've forgotten
her name!

Another favourite are my Rugosas,
below is the bud of Rugosa 'Alba'

here she is below fully open, a single Rugosa.

Then we have Rugosa "Blanc Double de Coubert"
in all her glory

with her glorious perfume. Open the garden gate into
the back garden and you're in heaven!!
These roses are very, very hardy - no wonder because they
have the most lethal prickles I've ever seen, even Leila
doesn't try to chew these stems!



Janie said...

Fabrics and teapots, beautiful!
Your roses are gorgeous, I can just smell them.
We had snow today.

Nancy J said...

I can see a song coming " These are a few of my favourite things". Those swap squares would lift you up.Not to mention roses and their perfume.

Kaja said...

The teapots are still one of my all-time favourites - I'm looking forward to see them finished. Lovely AMH fabrics, even lovelier roses; old-fashioned rose is the best smell in the world.

Ann said...

How delightful to see your teapots again. And those lovely roses. I had a Duchesse de Brabant once with the most beautiful scent that bloomed all summer. How I miss it.

Debbie said...

the teapots are so beautiful....such wonderful fabrics to use. Love those gorgeous roses. And what a swap you did.....a whole collection for another theme of designer lovelies.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Gorgeous fabric and gorgeous flowers, oh my. Blooming roses- I have to wait until May. A few coneflowers, snapdragons, and nasturtiums are all that are left. We have not had a hard frost yet, which is unusual. Your fabrics are all so beautiful.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

That looks like a great trade of fabric. A scented garden is always a delight.

Caroline Heinrichs said...

lovely trade. such cute teapots!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Swapping squares was a great idea! And your Kaffe teapots make me smile :)

Louise said...

So much gorgeousness in this post! Those AMH fabrics AND roses?? Heaven!

Julierose said...

Lovely roses--we are on our way into Wintertime here, so no flowers, except my marigolds that seem to last forever!!
I love your teapots so much just glorious...hugs, Julierose

Julie said...

I'm saving your KF squares for my new wool/applique project I'm starting next year.
Your teapots are beautiful, and your roses - I'm very envious, I have none in my garden.

Quiltdivajulie said...

LOVELY post -- the flowers, the hint of scent, the teapots, and the colors!!

gayle said...

All the glorious color! And those lovely roses... Rugosas were always my favorites - they still smell like roses. (So many modern roses are almost scentless. Such a travesty of roseness!)

O'Quilts said...

It is a happy post. I wish I could do some gardening...alas...the leaves are falling, golden and bronze...with a chill in the air. All I feel like doing is napping and reading...so lazy...

Leeanne said...

swaps sure are a great idea as we need the variety for scrap quilts. Nice teapots. Your roses...........magic!

Raewyn said...

What a fun idea to have a swap, I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with them. Yes I remember the tea posts and well done on some more....your fussy cutting for them works so well! I'm enjoying springtime scents as well. Your roses are looking beautiful and very healthy. Mine already need a bit of a tidy-up!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Oh yes...the teapots! It is so great seeing them again! Enjoy playing with your new fabrics.

Clare M said...

Yummy fabrics. Your teapots are scrumptious too. Love your roses. This is such a lovely time of year in the garden.

Barb Neiwert said...

Love your teapots, and your roses, too! Even with the prickly thorns, the deer that face starvation near us in the winter don't seem to mind eating the stalks of the rose bushes. So I leave them uncut in the fall, and the deer do the pruning for me, lol! At least it gives them a wee bit of nourishment through our harsh winters.

Kate said...

Love the teapots and your roses. Both are beautiful.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Your teapots are just so lovely. Look forward to seeing the final quilt with all of them.