Waiting In The Wings

Monday, September 3, 2018

A dry spell for quilting!

Just over three weeks since I last posted, that must be the longest spell
without a post since I began blogging!!
It's been a while for various reasons but I'll show you
the sum of my quilting over this lean period.

First up the quilt for my daughter was quilted by
Leeanne at quiltmekiwi.blogspot.com/
if you head over to her blog you'll see good photos of the quilt, better than
I have below!
It's been pouring with rain here, not ideal for outdoor photos.

The central blocks were from a QAL with Sujata Shah, she blogs
over at
The Root Connection
and the pattern is Rail Fence.

The border is an Anna Maria Horner fabric from  her
Sweet Dreams collection

The quilting, as mentioned earlier is by
Leeanne at Quilt Me Kiwi,
I went with the Plump Swirls pattern in order to
soften the angular lines in the blocks
You can see the pattern on the back of quilt below.

Remember my Tula Pink Plus One quilt ?

I'm going to quilt this in three sections, something that's been on my radar
for a while.
There was quite a good amount of fabric left from piecing the top and that's
been cut into strips for  the backing.
The first section for quilting covers the blue bees down to the
racoon fabric.

I had to do little piecing here and there and was out of the bottom aqua racoon on pink so
went with the reverse colourway - you will see I have
a two headed pink racoon!

And that is all I have done in my three weeks, I have  been fiddling
around in the studio trying to find a better working
set up - without much success!

On a sunny day we headed over to see our two youngest grandsons, they
 live just a couple of minutes walk from the beach - how about this view
as you're making sand castles or paddling in the sea.

Rangitoto in all her splendour sitting out in the Gulf.

Time to power up the machine and get creating,
back soon,
have a good quilting week.



Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

That rail quilt is amazing. Did you have the border print before you pulled fabrics for the blocks? It just looks so put together!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I'm so happy to see you posting again. That AMH fabric is perfect for the border of that quilt.

Clare M said...

Lovely to hear from you again. Your quilt is lovely and that border fabric is so rich.

Sally Trude said...

What wonderful beauties to show for a "dry" period! And I love the whimsy of the raccoons. And your beautiful view at the beach reminds me that you are heading into spring!

Debbie said...

Wow...that one grabs you. Love the floating effect of the rails that look more like lightening to me. Glad you are getting back to some sewing.

Julierose said...

That rail fence is spectacular--I just love the color pairings you chose...
hope you are feeling well --we missed your postings...hugs, Julierose

Barb Neiwert said...

Oooh, that border fabric is awesome! Fun creating with such strong colors (my favorite). Good luck getting your studio in good order.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

I really like how the solids in your rail quilt seem to float over the florals. The border is what helps give this effect and I so seldom use borders these days. I love Sujata's book and have made one so far.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Maureen, your colors always dazzle me. They make me smile. Using the solids was genius with this pattern. I am glad you were on vacation and not under the weather. Can't wait to see what you will make next.

Louise said...

Congratulations on this fabulous finish, Maureen! You chose well, both in selecting Leanne to do the quilting, and that lovely big swirl motif. The whole piece just vibrates with fun colors! And it's great to see the Tula plus quilt top all together. Love those little raccoon faces, even the mutant two headed one :)

O'Quilts said...

WOW The border is so perfect...great job on both quilts...
Glad to see you back...life gets in the way, doesn't it!!!!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Love your 'rail fence' quilt, the border fabric is perfect with it. Will you keep it for you?

Quiltdivajulie said...

Your rail fence is GORGEOUS!!! Congrats on the almost-finished status. And that beach scene . . . sigh! Good to find your post today.

Leeanne said...

It was a pleasure to work with you again on one of your lovely creations.....that border fabric is dreamy! So too is Tula Pink's fabric, I have started cutting mine up for a project. Thanks Maureen xxx

Ann said...

You always have the most beautiful fabrics and you put them together so well, Maureen. I'm glad you spent time with your grandsons. Best thing in the world.

Raewyn said...

Your rail fence quilt turned out quite beautiful Maureen - I love the way you put the colours together. Great use of your leftovers for quilting the Plus One quilt - good luck with your quilting. It looks like a beautiful time was spent at the beach.

Janie said...

Yes, the floral border on your rail fence quilt is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing your photo, breath taking.

audrey said...

Well, much as we love quilting, there are other priorities in life! lol Love seeing your quilt with the AMH fabrics especially. So strong and vibrant! And the other quilt just looks like fun. Multiple headed raccoons are not something you see every day!

Charlotte Scott said...

Your quilts are beautiful as always, but I particularly love the plus quilt and I love that there will be a raccoon surprise for people to find!