Waiting In The Wings

Sunday, August 25, 2019

A few more blocks for Unconventional and Unexpected - progress!!

If you cast your mind back to January you may remember that I was
joining other quilters invited by Sujata Shah to take part part in her
Unconventional and Unexpected Quilt Along

Our posts are on her blog
Basket Full of Scraps
with our quilts being inspired by the ones
in a book
Unconventional and Unexpected
Roderick Kiracofe

and I chose the one below.

"Cross"/Four Patch

Not wanting to make a straight copy of this beautiful quilt I began my own take on it
 using quite different fabrics to the ones in the photo above, the first six were on my blog
and then life intervened, as it does, and no further blocks were made until
two days ago.

These are my latest ones, and I'm loving them!

I prefer these to my original blocks so I'll be continuing on
using a mix of lots of Kaffe Fassett Collective
and Anna Maria Horner fabrics plus a few others.
So many new designers are coming out with super bold and colourful
fabric lines now.

I have been planning future projects so not much playing with fabrics
unfortunately. I have pulled my Tula Pink quilt

out of the drawer
and hope to make a start on the binding tomorrow.

We're coming to the official end of Winter here in New Zealand,
I'm definitely looking forward to Spring and the colour in the garden,
but we do  have some beautiful flowering hibiscus still blooming

and brightening up a rainy day.

That's it from me for now, wishing you all
Happy Quilting until next time.



Nancy J said...

Love the golden Hibiscus, and the blocks are so lovely, I like your way with every one.

Linda said...

Your fabrics are gorgeous. Such beautiful colours and designs. You certainly have an eye for pairing the colours and fabrics. What a stunning quilt you are creating.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Oh, Maureen, these blocks are just so beautiful! I love just looking at them. I can't imagine the impact of a whole quilt of them! Hope you can keep going without any health impediment. Your fabric choices are just so perfect.

Julierose said...

I really like your "take" on that quilt--I have cut some low volume fabrics for another quilt in that book--my own version too...what a wonderful resource that volume is...
We are having some lovely coolish weather here and low humidity--at least for a few days...so nice.
hugs Julierose

Debbie said...

Love the new blocks and the fabrics are beautiful. Such a wonderful eye you have foir putting things together. You are making this quilt your own with the changes. Just great.....and glad to see a post from you.

EYSchmitt said...

What wonderful blocks! Can't wait to see them alongside each other in a group shot!

Louise said...

I love how the dusky purples set off the brighter shades in these blocks!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

I love your new blocks. Can't wait to see the whole thing.

Janie said...

Great Four Patch progress, Maureen.
Cross/Four Patch is a fun design with some of the blocks appearing to recede and others appearing 'out front.'
Almost spring for you? Yes, beautiful yellow hibiscus, is that a winter or spring flower for you?

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Your winters must be milder than ours that you still have blooms.

Ann said...

You are beautifully transposing this block into your own fabrics. What a great job.
Welcome spring.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your blocks are beautiful. I look forward to seeing them all together in a quilt :)

Rosemary Dickinson said...

These blocks are gorgeous! I love Kaffe Fassett fabrics and they look so nice with Anna Maria Horner fabrics. Your quilt is going to be beautiful!

Kaja said...

These blocks are really lovely - you have made some great fabric choices, Maureen. Spring for you and here I can smell autumn in the air. All change.