Waiting In The Wings

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Frog Frenzy, Fabric and a Four Legged Friend

Not a very productive week at all at my place!

I stitched one of the chinese coin panels for grandsons's quilt
Frog Frenzy, here's a quick photo - the blue background isn't showing
quite true,

and a close up which shows the frogs a little better.

I'm finding it difficult working with only a limited colour palette,
but it was his choice and that's the important part of the process.

Carrying on with fabric sorting I'm asking myself why
I bought the fabrics below, it must be all of 10 years ago and whilst
I do love the soft colour I don't think I could make a quilt with
them now. 

My idea of putting away a heap of strings on the cutting
table was rudely interrupted

Leila thought they'd make a comfy spot for a nap.

Here she is below, resting up after chasing her tape measure, tied in knots
the better for her to hang on to, trying to catch me running around the house with it,
one way to exercise.

So, as you can see hardly any sewing this week but
I'll still visit 
Linda  and Julie
who host
to see what goodies have been posted!


Julie said...

That frog quilt will be much loved, always hard to sew for other people when it's not quite to your taste or style. I'm going to ask what the top floral on the back pile is? Thanks for linking to Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE.

Leeanne said...

Cute quilt. Aren't cats funny creatures? Good luck with retrieving your fabrics and tape measure from the furry critter

Nancy J said...

The new quilt is bright and beautiful, and your pale pastel florals, I am sure you will find a place for them, a pattern that suits them so well. or let us know the price and one of us will say" Yes, I do" in good old wedding vow fashion.

Debbie said...

The frog lines are great...bright and full of life. I understand how hard it is to finish up a quilt that is not your palette....one reason I don't do custom stuff any more. I love your florals but then they speak to me, and they do not say your name. There must be some one who could put them together for a quilt.

Louise said...

Yeah, those paler fabrics aren't "Maureen" at all! I have a batch like that, too. You never know when you need to make a quilt for someone who loves those colors, though, so I keep them around. Frog Frenzy is looking great!

Janie said...

Leila is a beautiful cat and she helps you exercise, what could be better?
I go through those same thoughts about old fabric choices and some projects.
It's good to know I'm not alone.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A very cute 'frog frenzy' quilt, it'll be much loved I'm sure as your grandson had a say in the fabric choices. And yes, I guess many of us have little piles of pre modern fabrics stashed away, I try to slip a few bits into my scrappy adventures along the way.

Sally Trude said...

I wish my cats would help me iron strips. I think you're making great progress on your grandson's quilt!

Kaja said...

Of course we all have fabrics that we wouldn't buy now, but your pile is rather lovely. Will you keep them, do you think?

Kate said...

I have a few fabrics like that too. I'm thinking they'll end up as part of a back at some point in time. Your grandson's quilt is coming along beautifully. Love the bold and bright colors in it.

Ann said...

It is hard to use someone else's vision to make a quilt - especially when that person is not a quilter. But he will love it and it's a special link between you two. Those are more important every day.
I keep thinking Linda would use these soft fabrics. But you remind me I need to go through my stash. Too much stuff and too few hours.

audrey said...

Limited color palettes can be hard, but sometimes the challenge is invigorating.:) Fun looking quilt! I too have some fabrics that I wonder now why I bought them. Wish I would have cut into them when I was in LOVE with them!

Marilyn said...

Love the quilt for your grandson, good to see you have some company while you sew.!!

Cathy said...

Hah, I think I spot fabrics in your "soft color" pile that I've got in my roses pile and that I've been using in my rose themed Blind Man's Fancy Tea in the Rose Garden quilt. My fabric choices old and new are all over the place and I don't think I ever fall out of love with any of them.

Your grandson's quilt made me smile.

Raewyn said...

Fun and games at your house Maureen. Interesting how our tastes change, isn't it...I wouldn't have guessed those ones came from your stash! I'm sure your gs will appreciate you sticking to his wishes :-) It will be a fun quilt with those frogs!