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.



Nancy J said...

Lovely tins, soft and gentle design and colours, the brights acme in the mail I see. And Playtime, looking great.Hope you are not doing too much and life is going along a lot better.

Julierose said...

Your Improv piece is just lovely--I really like how your borders are coming along.
Pretty tins and I also love that thread--such a nice choice of colors and variegated ones.
Hard to believe that august is upon us already--seems like we've spent most of our summer here in AC--a bit cooler here today--thankfully hugs, Julierose

Linda Swanekamp said...

Great to see you are back. New fabric, yum. I don't know how you can put together such complicated quilts and they look so dynamic. I also love perle cotton and need to make a small quilt that I can big stitch. A colorwash would be nice.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love what you are doing with Playtime!!!!!

MontyBear said...

Love the AHIQ challenge and yes the colors of wilting flowers sometimes intensify. I have begun using some of the Perle cottons for hand quilting and I love the way they look. I've become partial to variegated colors.

Louise said...

I love anything with a bird theme, and those tins are so wonderful! Such sweet little faces on the birds. Love your Ad Hoc piece! It's a challenge to go asymmetrical and you are doing it very well :)

Julie said...

Lots of lovely colours in this post. Are they solids or grunge fabrics?

Leeanne said...

Fading flowers are like aging people they can still hold beauty. Scrumptious fabrics that the fabric fairy left on your doorstep. That tin is very beautiful.

June said...

I love the tins, over the years they have been a big weakness of mine; bought full of chocolates and now holding fabric squares from one and a half inches to four. On an earlier post, I think the flower is a Johnson's geranium.

O'Quilts said...

I love the tin and the faded rose and the quilt...all so nice Hope to hear from you soon

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

I do like the border play in your 'playtime' improv! That fabric fairy gets around, those solids look very inviting!

Clare M said...

Well I just love it all Maureen. Fabric of course, it goes without saying that I'm drooling. Your quilt looks gorgeous. Tins are delightful and the rose is exactly what I would do. Hugs

Janie said...

Miracles happen!
Storage is a good thing and if it's attractive, double good.
I think dried flowers are beautiful.

Kaja said...

That's a very appealing pile of fabric; I'll look forward to finding out what you have in mind for it. I often keep cut flowers way past their best, just to enjoy the changes in colour as they age and fade.

Kate said...

Your Playtime project is coming along beautifully. You found some beautiful fabrics and those tins are gorgeous. Happy stitching this week.