Waiting In The Wings

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

A finish - Simply Red Squared - and more

At last I have my small quilt for the prompt with
Ad Hoc Improvisational Quilters finished!

The prompt was Red is a Neutral
and here is my effort

Simply Red Squared

not the best placing job on my design wall but I was so pleased
that I had a finish I just pressed it onto the flannel and took the photo.
Size 33 and1/2" square.
Minimal quilting, beginning with in the ditch around each block, then the
triangles and the four squares made up of triangles.

You might remember I was going to bind with a KF purple on black spot,
in the end I felt it wasn't the best choice and on sorting through
a stack of pretty old fabrics I came across one which I thought
was a better fit - see below along with the bright backing fabric.

The kiwis were calling to me!!
You'll have to click for  a better view of the binding.

I'm thinking that next in line for quilting is a quilt made in 2015!!!!
Those of you having followed me since that time may remember this quilt and
if you want a refresher on the back story, or if you're new
to my blog, here is the link below, enjoy!

If you're wondering why there are a few pins around the edge
it's because I had an odd shaped piece of batting left over and
it was easier to lay the quilt top on,
 find the backing, pin and then up on the design wall to photograph.
Basting later in the week.

I think I'll begin with in the ditch quilting between sashing and blocks
and after that, well decisions, decisions! I'm wondering perhaps
minimal hand quilting with a 12 weight thread or perhaps
a perle cotton. Any thoughts?

I'm still plugging away at my Lego blocks and a few squirrels are
trying to make a home in the studio - perhaps soon.

Leaving quilting for a moment we had our Election on Saturday
and thank goodness that we have Jacinda Ardern as our Prime Minister
for another three years, she had a landslide victory, it was amazing.
What a tremendous job she's done for us 5 million Kiwis!
She is a treasure!!!!!

We voted early a week or so ago and what a beautiful day, photos below from
our drive home after visiting the voting station.

I can't close off without a photo from the garden, here's a clivia
blooming beautifully under the native trees.

See you all again soon, keep safe.


Saturday, October 10, 2020

A long four weeks and barely a quilt in sight

Look where we are now 

 into October and it's been four weeks since I actually wrote a post!!!

Quite a few things going on here  have held me up, one of them being this

which I had to begin wearing again occasionally,  especially when

cutting and as I was fussy cutting squares for Colorwash 360

it was necessary.
I'm waiting on a package of OOP Kaffe prints from
Wanda at Exuberantcolor and the brace will be worn again
as I cut those.

I have quilted my little Red is a Neutral piece and will post 
a ;photo of this when I have the binding on.

The only other quilty project to show here is progress so far
on son's quilt

three more borders to go!

Oh the new book from Kaffe arrived

and it's  packed with colour, the photography is, as usual,
stunning and the location beautiful.

As the Northern Hemisphere are enjoying Autumn
we are having Spring weather and Spring blooms, the Wisteria
has been glorious

but is already begin to drop faded petals on the grass, the daisies are
springing up and I took this photo below a few days ago.

Another favourite shrub is just breaking out, the Viburnum
and the scent is out of this world as I walk past to the mail box.

Previewing this post I see I once again have double line spacing at the beginning
of the post but then it has reverted to normal!
I'm still finding my way around the new Blogger settings!!

Disappointment is with me presently because my posting
has really dropped off, as has my quilting sadly, but I've worked
out a schedule and I'll be back to normal in a few days!!

Stay Safe