Waiting In The Wings

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Pottering and playing with something new with Tula Pink

Watching Katie Pasquini Masopust on The Quilt Show
last week she had a great idea for hanging strips.
This was ideal for keeping some of my strips
tidy instead of in a jumble in the bin.

So, rings hanging either on a door, the wall or a rail,
safety pins holding strips together, could be in colour order, or not,
 depending what they're being used for, threaded
onto the rings. Cut off then length you need as you along, give them
a shake at the end of the day - no creases or wandering threads!

Looking through my KF books I flagged quilts which I'd like
to make, however I only worked on four books

and you can see the amount of markers!!
As I have another 16 books to go through I think a culling
session will be in order - no way will I be making all 
these quilts!

But I have made a start on a new quilt.
I don't think I posted my Tula Pink All Stars collection when
they arrived a few weeks ago, some of them shown below

and I should have posted them in three or four photos
to truly show them off to their best.

Plus One is a pattern in the newest book from
Tula Pink and Angela Walters, which just happens to be
on my shelf.
A quilter from Aussie on Instagram @goneaussiequilting had made this
pattern up with the All Stars range, I loved it and along with a few 
other quilters asked if she would mind if we made the
very same quilt using her colour setting, she gave us the
go ahead!

Above is the top border and then the first row - only stuck
on the flannel wall - is made up of squares and pluses and  will be 60" across.
I'll have a better photo next time, the colours are
more vibrant than they're showing here.

This is a project which makes me feel like doing nothing else but
hiding in my little studio all day with these luscious fabrics, not
actually possible because of the arthritis in my hands but I'm
using a timer to work in short bursts.

I think the bright colour fans will enjoy watching this all come
together row by row.
I should have more to show in my next post
but as John and I are celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversay
tomorrow, 25th May, it will be next week before much gets done around here.
We have a family lunch Sunday, we're looking forward to that and probably
a day of rest will be needed the next day!

 I'm off now to do another 30 minutes on the quilt,
 hope you all enjoy the rest of the week.



Clare M said...

Wow, 50 years of wedded bliss. Congratulations Maureen, that is so wonderful and a truly big accomplishment these days. I hope you have a lovely time celebrating with friends and family.
As for your Tula Pink, I am a (gorgeous) shade of green with envy. This quilt is going to be stunning and I love it.

Linda Bishop said...

Loving all those bright colours. Tula Pink is so out there!

A big warm congratulations on 50 years of marriage! Hope you have a splendid day on Sunday.

Julierose said...

congratulations on your 50th--we are heading for 53 this Fall; I love your fabric choices...so pretty Enjoy hugs, Julierose

Linda Swanekamp said...

Congratulations!! Wow, we are at 42 years at the end of June. Love, love the colors. I was making a list of all the quilts that are hounding me to to be made, and it is overwhelming. I actually finished longarming a twin size quilt that sat on the frame since February and was pieced over 4 years ago. I guess rehab is working despite the bite it takes out of days. Sew on with the glorious colors!

Debbie said...

Congratulations and yes, go celebrate. that is a milestone in life!
What a load of luscious colors you are playing with.....this will be interesting to see it develop. Glad the short bursts of sewing time is working for you.

Louise said...

Happy anniversary! I love the idea of having all your strips hanging out where they can be seen. Great way to enjoy the fabric even before it's being sewn :)

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Nancy J said...

And your wonderful Happy Anniversary, heralded in down here in spectacular style with thunder and lightning almost all night, and still hovering this morning.Have a wonderful day, and enjoy more celebrations to come. Those pinks and the plus are stunning.I would hang onto those beautiful books for a while, looking at Kaffee's quilts is a huge delight, even if we know we will not get to make all the ones we so adore. XXXX to you both.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Have a lovely happy anniversary Maureen! I do like the idea of hanging the cut strips like that, lovely to look at!

Janie said...

Hi Maureen! There's always fun plans and great colors going on here. Lovely.
And yes, happy anniversary, have fun celebrating with family.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Leeanne said...

Dreamy Tula Pink fabric! I keep patting my bundle. Happy anniversary...50yrs, hopefully happy IS something to celebrate.

O'Quilts said...

wow on the anniversary..and great on the colors and choosing a quilt to work on...Kinda stalling here...tomorrow is another day xo

Quiltdivajulie said...

You are 7 years ahead of us on anniversaries -- congratulations!!!!! Interesting idea for strips - had not seen that approach before. Enjoy those bright happy colors during your short/smart sewing hursts.

Linda said...

Congratulations on your Golden Wedding Anniversary! A wonderful achievement, celebrate in style. Lovely fabrics, enjoy petting them if your arthritis is too painful.

Kaja said...

Congratulations on reaching your 50th anniversary - I hope you have a wonderful celebration. Lots of lovely colour here, both in the new quilt, which looks fabulous and those hanging strips. I'm glad you are finding a smart way to sew.

HollyM said...

I love what I can see of the Tula Pink collection! And Hapoy Anniversary! Ours was the 23rd.

Sally Trude said...

While we have all long known and admired your love of bright, expressive colour, it is only recently that I discovered your passion for frogs! ;)

Raewyn said...

Congratulations on your Golden wedding Maureen - I hope you have a fabulous celebration! Yes, I saw that idea for hanging strips on a ring too and thought it was a great idea. So good that your latest sewing is bring you so much pleasure!

Julie said...

50 years - what an achievement. Congratulations. Definitely looking forward to seeing progress on your Tula Quilt.

Nancy said...

Congratulations on 50 years together! Things are so different these days -- couples marry and divorce in a dozen years or less sometimes. It takes love, commitment, forgiveness, and so many other attributes to make a marriage last! Well done!

Those strips on the rings -- what a great idea. Seeing them, and before reading how you'd hung them, I thought about using binder clips. I'll have to give this idea a try. It would certainly keep the strings from getting wrinkled.

--Nancy. (ndmessier at gmail.com)