Waiting In The Wings

Friday, December 22, 2017

Teapots, Fabric and Flowers

Good, just managing to get a post in before Christmas!

Whilst taking things slowly I've finished the applique on
four more KF teapots

only three more to go, hopefully before the New Year is upon us!

Have you see the newest book from Kaffe Fassett - 'Quilts in Ireland'?
I fell in love with Green Diamonds and decided to send off for the fabrics,
they arrived a few days ago and I'm so pleased with the
combination, this will be a project for 2018.

The weather here has been so very hot and humid, everyone heads for the beach
or stays home with every window open to bring some relief. The
other option is a very shady spot in the garden, luckily we have the large
Japanese Maple and nearby is one of my blue
hydrangeas, this year it has a mauve tinge on some of the flower heads.

This weather is great for the vegetable garden

and the courgettes are flowering nicely, tomatoes are coming along
 and I've planted basil seedlings alongside.

Before I finish up 
I'd like to say a big thank you for all your good wishes following my last post,
my spirits were definitely lifted after reading comments
and emails.
I'm hoping the New Year will see much more quilting from me!!

Wishing you all a
Happy Christmas
and a
Happy and Healthy New Year 2018

See you soon.



Nancy J said...

The fabrics, a gift all by themselves, so beautiful. I wish you both a joyous time over the Christmas Season, health and happiness for 2018. Fondest wishes.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Those teapots are looking great! A very merry Xmas to you & yours... and looking forward to seeing lots more Kaffe colour from you in the New Year!

Debbie said...

Great teapots to show off your fabric collection, too. So glad you are planning and buying for future projects to work on next year. Wishes and hugs for a Merry christmas and a very bright new year.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Oh how much fun it would be to spend time with your stash and scraps!! And the colors in your so-lush garden are glorious compared to our soggy dreary browns and grays. Wishing you health and lots of stitching in the coming year -- Merry Christmas and loads of hugs to you!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

So glad you are back to sewing. It is one of the best therapies. Your fabric selection and the hydrangea photo look like they were made to go together.

Louise said...

Happy Christmas to you, Maureen! Your teapots are lovely and so close to being a flimsy. I can't wait to see them all together in a giant tea party :)

Leeanne said...

Your teapots sure are looking fabulous! But the bundle of Kaffe fabrics.......YUMO!
Happy cherry merry and safe holiday period to you.

Julie said...

Love everything about this post. Have fun with all that new fabric, I adored that book too. Merry Christmas and all the best for 2018.

Janie said...

Thanks for sharing your teapots, flowers and fabrics, so gorgeous.
I'm glad you're feeling better.
Happy Christmas and New Year to you and your family!

Linda said...

Lovely teapot blocks - those spotty backgrounds are great, really show off the floral teapots. Your garden looks super. Happy Christmas 🎄

crazyquilter said...

Love your teapots. Your choice of colour and combinations gave such a great result.

Sally Trude said...

Thank you for inviting me for a cup of tea! And living on the colder side of earth, I also enjoyed a walk in your garden. Wishing you all the best!

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

I am in love with those teapots! Can't wait to see the whole quilt.
Your garden is looking superb! You must put a lot of effort in there.
Have a great Christmas!

JoZart Quilts said...

Oooh, you are reminding me again (hee, hee about my friend applying the Bondaweb to the wrong side of her teapots) I am really looking forward to seeing your quilt finished. I know it will be spectacular.
Happy Christmas and may you have a healthy 2018.
Lots of stitching too!
Jo x

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Merry Christmas Maureen! I can’t wait to see your tea pots all together. I love that block!

Monica said...

Your teapots are sooo cute, Maureen! This is another quilt I've been considering for a long time, and it looks great in your fabrics!

Kaja said...

I am so glad that you are using the time you have to work on this one; I can't wait to see it finished.

O'Quilts said...

Oh, my...I am catching up on blogposts...and here is one from you...always nice to see..xo