Waiting In The Wings

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Ready for Red is a Neutral and quilts on doors

Dealing with Red is a Neutral first off.
This is the invitational with
and the back story is on their blog.

I'm going with a Liberated Wedding Ring
inspired by Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran. 

Today I stitched four 7 and1/2" blocks using
a stack of reds, a heap of scraps and Vilene as the
foundation for the strips.

Four of the small blocks form the ring as below

but the effect of twenty of these larger blocks with all the red could
be a bit too much for the eye so I'm going to sash them

more of these are set down for tomorrow.

You might remember the two small quilts shown below.
It's pretty impossible to have quilts hanging in our living room,
we have two large sets of glass doors, but our entrance and
hallway is a good spot and  my two "top" ladders are in there

I came to the conclusion that small works would look good
hanging on the doors - laundry and the first bedroom
leading off the long hall.

Sailing Through Suez

Chinese Coins

The doors look as if they need a good clean, but I can assure
that's not the case, they're off-white and the
angle of my photograph throws shadows here and there.

Apologies to those who read this blog and also AHIQ
as I have a post over there as well! 

Happy Quilting


Monday, February 11, 2019

Unconventional and Unexpected & multiplying quilt ladders

Remember the photo in my last post
of the new quilt ladder, five quilt tops waiting to be quilted displayed.
Now there are two ladders

and ten quilt tops!!
Bit of shock to see them all hanging there, but I could work my way
steadily through them.

I had forgotten my large quilt ladder

with two more!

Okay, only twelve - oops,  I had also missed the ones hanging on
a wooden towel stand - another five - by this time I couldn't face taking
another photograph of any more unquilted tops, nor the three basted and
ready to go under the needle!!

A little time was spent playing with more blocks for
the UANDUQAL (short version), as well as taking care of dear husband (actually 
quite a lot of time)
who, for reasons unknown had once more developed swelling in one
elbow the size of an orange! Visit to doc who thought just bursitis even though
last time this happened he ended up a day later on IV antibiotics.

Guess what, same procedure. By the next day he had developed cellulitis almost down to
his wrist, and yes you guessed it again,  over the next three days daily IV
infusions to knock the infection on the head. followed by oral antibiotics.
Presently he's on another visit to check if the infection has gone into the bone,  my
fingers are firmly crossed on this one.

Onto lighter matters - playtime with blocks below.

Excuse the wonky photography.
These blocks are not placed as they will be when all 20 are completed,
it's just easier to have them on the wall to help me work out fabric choices
for the remaining 11 blocks.

That's it from me for today but here's a lovely little rose 
surviving pretty well in the heat we're experiencing here. She just developed 
black spot on her leaves, as I don't spray with chemicals it's too bad!

Have a great week and happy quilting.


Saturday, February 2, 2019


Not a very inspiring post title I know, we've been having a heatwave all week
and it's been too hot for me to think of quilting, at least serious quilting.
This morning I'm rushing because I'm off to check out a new iPhone
I've been thinking of buying.

We did make a brief visit to a store to buy this bamboo quilt
ladder, $NZ 27, not bad. I just needed something to use for
hanging some of my quilt tops, it's presently sitting in the
entrance hall and providing some colour, goes pretty well with a
pastel art by my hubby and the old desk.
Wish I had bought two!
Side by side they would have hidden the wire you can see in the photo.

I had two quilts returned from

 shame about the sun on the RH side.

Backing is the KF wide fabric  below

just needs binding now but I'm waiting for a cooler day!

The other quilt I'll show soon.

The only other sewing was a few blocks for the
two below

more to come later posted here and over on
Basket full of Scraps.

All for now, must get to the store.
Happy quilting!