Waiting In The Wings

Monday, July 30, 2018

Oops!! Two weeks since my last post

It's hard to believe that August will be upon us on Wednesday,
what happened to July???

A package of new fabric miraculously arrived on my doorstep

these are marked for a new project later in the year.

I've been adding borders to a piece made for a
challenge with AHIQ - you can check out this dedicated blog
with the button on my sidebar. You can see I'm sticking with
the Ad Hoc theme by not having consistent borders.
She also has a name now - Playtime.

This is where I'm at presently, not much further to go and
I'm hoping this will be a finished top by the end of August.
I'll post here and also on AHIQ.
There is an interesting challenge for the contributors
to the AHIQ blog - Maps and Mapping, check this out if you can.

I love the Perle cottons used by many of us for our
quilting and spotted five variegated lovelies the other day

these came home with me and now live with my others in their 
new home

a decorated tin
purchased from our local Garden Centre along with a larger size

I knew they wouldn't be on the shelf for long, my husband wondered
why I had intended buying bulbs and came home with these!

You know by now that I love blooms whether newly opened or
fading, here is the last of my roses one week after picking.

Don't you just love the colours?

See you soon, have a good quilting week.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Squirrel Club

If you look on my right hand sidebar you can see
a cute graphic headed The Squirrel Club and if
you click there you will be taken to a
post from
explaining how the Squirrel Club began and what
we're doing right now.

Cut to the chase, we're playing with our scraps and
sewing up a storm with a Scrap Vortex quilt inspired
by the design from
Amanda Jean
blogging at

Progress to date:
sorting scraps and trimming into squares and rectangles

then stitching into pairs

and  making use of fussy cut pieces left over from my
Gypsy Wife quilt top.

I was too impatient to sew all the pairs I need before
creating a couple of blocks.
These are 12 and 1/2", they won't all be this size but
I've yet to finalise my setting plan.

I wrote in my last post about my 'serious quilting'
which was going to happen over the past week. Given
that we were told of the deaths of three people, two of whom
my husband had been friends with since school day, plus
bad news about kitty Leila - she was discovered to have
luxating patellas Grade 1
 in both hind legs just after we had
given her a home -  we  learned last week
that in two years they have progressed
to Grade 3, therefore the sum of my serious
quilting can be seen in the photos in this post!

I'll finish up now, time to play nurse with a syringe full
of medicine for Leila.

Hope you're all enjoying your quilting,
see you in a few days.


Saturday, July 7, 2018

A very cold Saturday, de-stashing and Improv

I've just come back home after selling
excess books and fabrics at our monthly
Guild meeting.
It's very cold and grey outside but the
wonderful sunrise gave me a good start.

I've been really busy the past two weeks carrying out some
de-stashing of fabrics for my sale and the same with my books,
very little actual quilting has been going on.

Some of you might recall the start of an improv medallion
with AdHocImprovQuilters early 2017, I came to a
stop with the central portion and couldn't decide
on where to go next.

Due to the formation of a dedicated blog - please see the
button right hand sidebar and do go visit - it was suggested invited contributors
give an update on improv quilts made earlier.
My update was pretty sparse, just this unfinished piece
and my Chinese Coins.
I was stirred into action to work again on this piece following
a comment - a nice one.

Next round of borders going on, churn dash blocks re-purposed from my
parts box, I rejected these from an earlier quilt. Of course you can see 
I left the odd few threads in there - too much of hurry to
get this post off.

A finish with a lovely wee flower from my
back garden border, I believe it's some sort of creeping geranium,
do I love the colour!!

I'll be back during the week after some serious