Waiting In The Wings

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Quilts, Quilts and more Quilts..........

I laid out my plans for the year in my last but one post,
but I was a little low on the number of planned quilts
and ones already in the cutting stages. I'll cover these as I work through them.

First off is my change of plan with the
Unconventional and Unexpected Quilt Along
hosted by 

I went with my original choice and
below I have a few of the blocks for the quilt 

which is
"Cross"/Four Patch
page 80
the book by Roderick Kiracofe
Unconventional & Unexpected

The second is I've 'signed up' for the 
invitational with 
I'm cutting triangles presently for this one

which us going to be a
Liberated Wedding Ring
from the book 
Freddy and Gwen Collaborate Again

Click on the hashtags in labels at the bottom
of my post to catch up with what's happening
with these two exciting projects.

This would be too long a post to list the other projects that seem
to have suddenly appeared
so I'll end here and save the remainder for future posts.

Two quilts came back yesterday after quilting and I'll
post these when I have the binding on.

Closing with a photo from the garden, a heck of a big hydrangea bloom!

Happy quilting and see you soon!


Thursday, January 10, 2019

A start on the Unconventional and Unexpected Quilt Along

I mentioned a little about this in my last post but
not that it was going to be a QAL.

Hosted by Sujata from The Root Connection - link in my last post -
this QAL is on 
 do go along and visit all taking part.

I'm choosing fabrics, lots of brights.

and I'll be posting progress mostly over
on Basket full of Scraps  but also
a little here.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Plans for 2019

It's almost been too hot here
in Auckland, New Zealand to think about quilting plans
for the year ahead but I've jotted a few
details below.

First - an exciting project from
Sujata Shah over at The Root Connection blog
involving the book
Unconventional and Unexpected: American Quilts Below The Radar 1950-2000
by Roderick Kiracofe
More information on this very soon.

Second - joining in this year with Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2019
hosted by
Angela at soscrappy blog
I've passed on this for two years but have a definite project ready to go.
I've pulled the red fabrics below for the month of January

Third - continue playing with
 Kaja and Ann at AHIQ:Improvisational Utility Quilts
project to be decided.

 Fourth - my intention is to try and post more of my scrappy makes
Oh!Scrap  hosted by Cynthia at 
Quilting is more fun than Housework

You can find the buttons for these on the sidebar

Of course there are other quilts I plan on making,
one will be using the fabrics below together with one solid, I have a pattern in mind.
Not my usual KF Collective bright and bold but it's always good
to try something new now and again.

Add to the mix above the fact that I have four overflowing bins of scraps, therefore
scrappy quilts will be on the agenda, lots of ideas for these, some of them string quilts.

I shall continue on with my Memory Quilts based on childhood and
plan to make more small pieces covering my sea travels to New Zealand
via Suez and back to the UK through Panama, naturally not
all during 2019!! Two of the above have already featured on my blog,
Sailing through Suez and Red Sea Sunset
were made a little while ago.There will be two new Pages at the top
of my blog 
Memories of a Magical Childhood
Around the World

That's it from me, but here's another Hydrangea to close this post.


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy New Year

Sending lots of good wishes for this New Year to all my blogger friends with lots of
 happy time spent quilting and fondling fabrics.

My intention was to have a post today on my
planned projects, but I'm still working through them all
and will be ready to go on Friday.

I'm starting here with my last finished top of 2018
and I'm hoping my efforts with my quilts this year will
be happier ones!

Here we have Chinese Coins 2

and you will see the result is not the best. 

In theory the combination of KF stripes sandwiched between
two strips of Aboriginal Dots was fine, in practice it was not.

I began to sew them to the rectangles re-purposed from my
Scrap Vortex. Even though I starched the combination of KF strips pretty well they
weren't happy getting together with
 rectangles stuffed full of seams. The problem is, I think, with the
finer weave of the stripe.
I unpicked and fiddled around but I'm still not happy
with the result and decided to leave it alone for now.

The Quilt Show had an episode with Tula Pink a few years
ago and I should have remembered ( I did after my experience) that she was asked by
Alex Anderson about using her (Tula's)
fabrics with the finer ones of KF, her reply was that she
had to starch the KF within an inch of their life.
Lesson learned.

Hope you've all enjoyed your Christmas and New Year celebrations
and are ready to go with lots more quilting in 2019.
See you Friday.