Waiting In The Wings

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

On Wednesday

Wednesday and it's a wet one - again!

Frog Frenzy came back from the quilter - thanks Leeanne -
and is now bound and labelled. 

Photographed between the rain showers and with the wind blowing I
just couldn't get a full photo.

For the backing I used the last strip of Frog fabric down the centre, found the
yellow with stars in my stash and had to add other left over
pieces to bring it up to size for long arm quilting.

Bound using the excess inches trimmed after the quilting, see below.

Some of you may have seen this photo below on Instagram,
as I was trying to finish the binding I was joined by my
furry companion - the quality controller!

Due to wearing hand splints over the past ten days quilting has 
taken a back seat but in addition to finishing
Frog Frenzy ready to gift to Sam I was able to
sew the borders on the quilt from my last post.

Once again trying to dodge the wind and rain it had
to be photographed outside on the old deck.

The AMH fabric borders are 8" wide, this is a stunning print but
not possible to have two side borders exactly the same due to the size of the repeat
and the flowers all going in the same direction, not a good
look to have one border with flowers up and the other with
them down - I tried it!!
However, the top and bottom borders were easy to change
direction as they were running side to side.

A closer look at the borders below.

Splints are only needed for a few hours each day now
so back to the machine.

I'm linking up with
Julie hosting Sew,Stitch,Snap,SHARE
there's sure to be lots to see!
Hope you'll go visit.



audrey said...

Both are so fun looking! LOVE that AMH border. Beautiful use of that larger print. It's so much fun finding a good use for such a gorgeous fabric!

Debbie said...

Fun frogs finally finished! It turned out great.
That border print is a beauty! The rails look like lightening streaks across it. Glad you are back to sewing again.

Julierose said...

Lovely quilts--I love how that border came out..and the zig-zag blocks are great...be sure to rest enough between sewing stretches--(from one who knows!) hugs, Julieose

Linda said...

Two lovely quilts. Frog Frenzy is such a jolly quilt and your Rail Fence one has turned out beautifully. Hope your hands are improving, must be very difficult and frustrating to have them in splints.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Splints, oh my goodness! Still you persevere. I really like the Rail Fence. I need to do another one since the first one was given away. Keep plugging!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

oh right on. is that rail fence the Sujata Shah method? I love this bright and beautiful quilt.

Nancy J said...

Gorgeous and bright. So good the splint time is getting less. Rain here again, and we are not even in winter yet.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Two lovely quilts, bright & bold!

Janie said...

Hi Maureen, beautiful color going on here.
Congratulations on Frog Frenzy. That quilt has its own
atmosphere. And it looks like your 'quality control' is working hard.
Beautiful border choice on your rail fence blocks too.

Louise said...

Sam is going to love, love, love Frog Frenzy! I admit I love it, myself. And your rails look super with the gorgeous border attached :)

Julie said...

Would love to see Sam's face when he receives his quilt. Loving the rail fence quilt too - I was eyeing this one up the other day in Sujata's book.
Thanks for linking to Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE.

Leeanne said...

great use of your left overs for the binding. That AMH fabric is fabulous!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Glad the hours in the splints are decreasing. Both quilts look wonderful - were you happy with the woodgrain design on Frog Frenzy?

O'Quilts said...

great finishes...aren't finishes wonderful...xo

Clare M said...

Wow, two finishes is great work considering the hassles you have been through lately. Sam is a very lucky young man. Just love that rail fence quilt. The AMH fabric is too gorgeous for words. Glad you are needing less time in the splints. Hugs

Sally Trude said...

That border is quite wonderful! And I love how Leila has her tail tucked around her body...a bit of a poser, that one.

Kaja said...

Two successful quilts - I still love that AMH print and a wide border like that is the perfect way to show it off. I'm glad you are getting more time without the splints.

Raewyn said...

You are proof that where there's a will there's a way....great finishing on the frogs and on the borders for your AMH quilt - spending the bit of time making the borders run in the right direction would haev been time well spent :-)