Waiting In The Wings

Friday, December 21, 2018

Mardi Gras - a smaller version

Mardi Gras is now a flimsy albeit considerably smaller than
the original which had 36 blocks.
The pattern is in the book
Sunday Morning Quilts
by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkinson.

My last post showed 17 blocks up on my design wall, why I had decided
to make another 72" quilt right now I really don't know, I decided to come
to a stop after making another three blocks.

Size of 48" x 60",  a reasonable size to use for throwing
over the legs on a cold day.
Not a quilt made of precisely cut strips, most are a little
wonky and pulled from my clean-up cut basket.
Even some of the blocks are wonky although they do measure 12" square.
In this photo the quilt looks darker at the bottom, it isn't, it's the time
of day when taking the shot.

Only four more 'sleeps' now until Christmas Day, so our two smallest
grandchildren tell me.
I won't post again until after Christmas, by which time I hope to have had
some time to myself to plan quilts for next year. Problem is 
deciding which, so many ideas are buzzing around in my head.

I'm signing off on this post with a close-up of a
pink lily from my birthday bouquet earlier in the year
and wishing everyone a very
Happy Christmas



Kaja said...

A very happy Christmas to you too, Maureen. I'll look forward to seeing what your plans for next year bring.

Debbie said...

And a very Merry Christmas to you and family. Those grandkids must make the season very bright and full of love. Enjoy them a lot.
I love the throw size....easier to handle for quilting and just right for a nap:)

Linda said...

What a lovely bright quilt, great finish n time for Christmas. Wishing you and all the family a very Happy Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! Love Mardi Gras - and you finished it in my most-often used size range. I, too, am considering plans for 2019 ...

Julierose said...

Have a Joy-filled Christmas, Maureen--beautiful Mardi Gras quilt--an explosion of color...lovely work hugs, Julierose

Nancy J said...

Down here Mitre 10 has those gorgeous lilies in stock, I feel a need to have 2 at the front door.They are flowering or with huge buds. I love those blocks, colourful, and a good size. Fondest Greetings to you both, relax, hoping for some sunny days ( We have heavy rain right now) and you can look at fabric and patterns and books for inspiration.XXXXX

Linda Swanekamp said...

Oh, it is so happy and wonderful! I could just keep looking at it-there is so much there. Great flower and wonderful color. I guess we do have to make plans for 2019, hmmm.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I love that close up of glorious pink!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Quilts with so much variety make me happy. Have a Merry Christmas with those little ones and a great 2019.

Leeanne said...

A good looking quilt, I love Sunday Morning Quilts book, so many lovely quilts. 4 more sleeps.....Oh I hope Santa remembers I'm on the 'Nice' List!
Be safe and merry xoxo

Louise said...

Merry, Happy Christmas to you and your family, Maureen! How fun that your grand kids are at that magical age where they are counting down the "sleeps" :)

Ann said...

Your fabrics make this a lovely top. It will be greatly loved and used when it's quilted.
Merry Christmas, Maureen. Enjoy the holidays with your family.

Janie said...

I hope your Christmas was merry and Happy New Year to you and your family Maureen!
I enjoy the bright happy colors you've used, so energizing.
And the lily close up is a wow, thanks for sharing.

Pip said...

Mardi Gras is a beautiful quilt, it is making me think I need to make another string quilt. I'm starting to make more of the smaller sized quilts now, so much easier to handle.

Melody A. said...

I love the quilt made out of all that beautiful bright fabric! Happy New Year to you and yours and Happy Sewing! from Iowa

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I love how bright this quilt is! I am currently working on my Kaffe warm colors but I will have a whole bunch of blues and strings that need to be used up. I just might have to make something similar.