Waiting In The Wings

Thursday, February 25, 2021

A quiet time for quilting

 Nothing too exciting this post.
I've been busy with my string blocks for the
AHIQ String Tulip QAL just a few more to sew now and
I'm really cutting it fine to have them all complete by the 28th, but
I'll get there!

Green Diamonds

She's not showing quite as bright as she truly is and at the moment
one half is sewn together and the other half is in the process, pinned here and there but
at least I am now heading down from the top right and the
strips will become shorter and more manageable.

Where the two halves meet there's going to be a little adjustment,
a few diamonds unpicked and restitched to have them matching up correctly.

Whilst I've enjoyed putting this together would I make another quilt
all diamonds - I would not. I had to starch because all the fabrics are KFC
and they're a little finer than the regular quilting cottons. Even with the starch
there is stretch here and there.

Apart from the above, the blocks, planning future quilts, the highlight of my
day today was a visit to the quilt store for more pins and an extra
cutting blade, an exciting photo below!

Funnily enough I did feel that I needed just a few more Tilda fabrics
to add to my collection

and I was very restrained and bought just one 1/2 yard from the
KFC fabrics

the reason for my restraint being that I have a largish order of the new
Kaffe Fassett Collective release, which should be here around March.

So folks, that was my exciting week apart from being rated a
Priority 2 case to see the Oral Maxillary specialist within the next
four weeks, such fun. So I best make the most of my quilting as I might
just be out of action for a short time.

Garden - two little flowers, seeds sown a while ago

aren't they so pretty?

The bottom photo is a new zinnia and the top one
a small cosmos.

Enjoy the weekend and stay safe.



Linda said...

Just about to make a few more string blocks for the Tulip quilt sew along. I know I will have nowhere near the total finished by the end of the month. I’ve been sewing other quilts and RSC blocks so now I can concentrate on the String blocks. Beautiful flower photos from your garden.

Louise said...

Ah, lovely new fabric! A bright spot in any day. Your diamonds look so good, but I hear you on the pain of sewing together those diagonal rows. I just finished piecing a top that is on point and always ask myself why?? Why did I do another one? Oh well; they look good, at least :)

Julierose said...

I really like that new Tilda fabric...so sweet...pretty zinnia, too...
Take care and rest yourself....hugs, Julierose

Ann said...

I'm delighted to hear you will see the specialist soon. Hopefully that will cure your issues.
On first glance I thought your new diamond quilt was yardage. It's lovely. You have such an eye for combining and contrasting prints.
I'd like to add some fabrics and I'm specifically looking for a soft blue. The last one I purchased was much too bright. Oh, to be able to visit stores in person again.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Love the green diamonds. You have the best fabric and taste. The flowers are gorgeous. I am looking at melting dirty snow.

Quiltdivajulie said...

So good to see blooming flowers! (here it is melted snow-damp khaki color everything). And hooray for new fabric - I've yet to buy any of the Tilda fabrics - how are they weight/hand wise in comparison to KF fabrics and/or traditional quilting cottons?

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Love the colors of all your diamonds. I'm glad you're working your way through to a finish. It's lovely and very spring like.

MissPat said...

I've admired that Kaffe diamond quilt several times, but I'm put off by fear of the bias edges. Plus it would take me forever to pull together the proper mix of fabrics. I had some oral surgery in November that I faced with some trepidation, but it all worked out well. Good luck with your consultation.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Diamonds aren't much fun to sew. I have a quilt in progress with larger ones but the small ones are a pain.
Your flower photos are so welcome right now as we have about another 8-10" of snow to melt.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Loving your Kaffe diamonds! This combo is super! I'm just getting over oral surgery too, 6 weeks antibiotics now! I feel your pain!

O'Quilts said...

My dear brave friend...brave to do diamonds!! Love the quilt, the flowers and the dreaming of other quilts to come xoxo

audrey said...

I love cosmos and zinnas. So pretty! Your diamond quilt is looking so wonderful! I've thought about making one through the years, but your talking about the stretch and having to take a bit out to make it match up better almost makes me break out in hives. Diamonds are not my best friend when it comes to quilt making! Love that 2nd Tilda fabric. So, so pretty. I couldn't have resisted either.

Janie said...

Hello Maureen, Cosmos and Zinnia, I agree, are delightful.
And yes, your Green Diamonds look great with your careful piecing.
Thanks for sharing.

Kaja said...

Cosmos and zinnias are amongst my favourites. I like the way the colours in your diamonds sort of fade in and out of each other - very clever use of the fabrics.