Waiting In The Wings

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Post for Thursday the 10th

 My calendar is reminding me that I had marked down Monday as post day
but that didn't happen!!

It's been a slow couple of weeks on the quilting side of things, all I have to show
from my time at the sewing machine are six more Lego blocks below

I'm enjoying stitching these and using up strips collected over the years.

I've spent time tidying up a few fabric baskets and drawers which were bugging me,
 I had far more solids in my stash than I realised

                                and compared to the other colours I seem to have very few yellows                                   in this basket

and lots of reds in this one.

My older collection of Hoffman fabrics from years ago, plus a few other ranges,
are now in two drawers - see below.

I wasn't getting very far with trying to decide how to use these,
the Hoffman fabrics are delightful small florals.
Looking through patterns, both in books and purchased as pdfs
from online stores, I found three patterns which I thought
would work. One of them is London Fields by
Frankie and Ray.

Still a little undecided it happened that a post came up from 


showing her London Fields quilt all finished and it's
a beauty - decision made! Do click on the link and visit. 

A list of projects planned for next year is underway, some culling
will definitely be necessary here! I think I'll take on an RSC after 
a few years of missing. There will also be a new AHIQ for the first
six months of 2021.

After a number of years tucked away in our shed I brought inside the house
a beautiful  Indian cradle/cot (teak I think) bought years ago from a local
antique shop. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it.

This treasure was brought back from India I was told by a
?army officer, who had been stationed there and left India 
along with other Britains in the mid 1940's. Correct me if I have the
date wrong here.The iron rings for hanging the cradle are still in place.
I intend using it to store quilts in the bedroom. You can see it has been well used
if you go to a close up view.

A post from me always, or usually, closes with something from the garden,
today is no exception, so first up one of my canna lillies just opening.

 Look no further for a quilt colour scheme, the greens,
shades of yellow, a little almost apricot splash and
a fine streak of lilac - beautiful!

My gladioli also has my ideas whirling around

and again we have yellows,  a lovely bright green stem
and all that beautiful pink.

And that's it from me folks until next time.

Keep safe and well.


Note - thanks to Wanda for the tip below in her comment, never realised that the setting was on, just checked and wow, the image size is fantastic!


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I love your lego blocks. I think I need a project something like that for my TV sewing.

If you go to settings and turn off Image Lightbox we would be able to enlarge your photos more.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Ah yes, I love that 'London Fields' quilt too! And thanks to Wanda, I've just altered my settings as well!

Debbie said...

London Fields will make up beautiful in the Hoffman fabrics. They are some of my favorite. You might consider a bow tie quilt for them too, especially with a few of your solids.

Juliana said...

I think that is the most beautiful glad I have ever seen. The colors are just lovely, and I can see this as the inspiration for a beautiful quilt! Can't wait to see what you are working on next.

Julierose said...

Just a gorgeous gladiola-- what colors....:))) London fields is a lovely quilt--QDJulie did such a beautiful job on hers...
Hugs from afar, Julierose

gayle said...

I can always count on you for a healthy dose of color, whether it's fabric or flowers!

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a treasure that cot is - glorious place to store quilts (and it has history and a story which makes it even better!). London Fields is fun to make - your colors will be beautiful. And those lego blocks - I swear I'm going to do one in all KF fabrics before my series runs its course. MARVELOUS post - thank you!

Louise said...

I love seeing your stash so neatly folded and stored! And that crib will be just gorgeous for storing quilts. What a wonderful find :)

Nann said...

Your stash stacks look so tidy! I like the Lego blocks very much. Julie comes up with such great quilt designs with unexpected (to me) fabric combinations.

FlourishingPalms said...

Great Lego blocks! I've started making them too, but I'm changing each block after it's been made - just looking for a variation. Nice that you've organized your stash. I have to smile because yellow ISN'T in short supply in my solids stash. I live in Florida, after all. That cradle is fascinating! I've never seen anything like it. Would love to see how it looks with a cradle/mattress, and probably mosquito netting too, right? Thanks for the setting tip, Wanda! I changed it on my blog and hope it's an improvement.

audrey said...

Love that London Fields quilt. Will be so interesting to see it in your fabric/colors!:)

Ann said...

London Fields looks lovely. I've seen several plus/cross blocks lately and think I must join in soon. Congratulations on getting your stash in order. This is certainly the year to do that.
And your Indian cradle is wonderful! Lucky you. It's more special because it's been well used and well loved. I'm glad it's inside where you can enjoy it more.
Stay safe. Merry Christmas.

Julie said...

Love that old cradle, boy you have a great Fabric stash.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I am so far behind in my blog reading but glad I came to see what you are up to. Some beautiful quilts are in your future!