Waiting In The Wings

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Dolly Mixtures all ready for stitching

 I decided I'd played around enough with placing the squares, now
all nicely fastened in rows and ready to go

and here's my final layout below, perhaps I could have done a little more
tweaking but I wanted to move on

a little shadow on the bottom left, need to photograph
at a better time,  you can see the squares are
quite roughly in place, luckily none of them floated to the ground as
I removed the rows.
There will be a 2 and 1/2" border of the Guinea Flower fabric which
holds the centre in very nicely then I'll go with a dark binding.
Almost all the fabrics used are from my scrap stash apart from
two of the latest KF range.

Isn't it amazing what we find as we hunt through our scraps,
one of the fabrics in the quilt I must have had for a great many years
and was surprised to unearth it amongst the others.
I have used all of it here, look closely at the second row down to find a Plus with a pink
tentacle looking pattern, there are three more and it's got to be a KF and how I wish
that all those years ago I had thought to buy more yardage!

More KF fabrics arrived the other day, a few are below - in no particular order!
I'm counting these as a birthday gift to myself - 75 yrs  last week!!
Better get sewing my way through my fabrics!!

Hokusai's Mums

Hokusai's Mums

My Favourite - Van Gogh

Climbing Geranium and Flower Net

Dorothy - Red

Some time will now have to spent folding and putting in the appropriate place,
I really did buy a lot this time, now NO more fabrics, at least not until
next year when the new range is released.

Spring has arrived  here in New Zealand - the greenery is a delight to see

the Japanese Maple in the back garden is looking amazing and I always love
to see the tiny red 'helicopters' peeping out.

An early misty morning walk last week was a treat

and a bright show of pelargoniums - forgotten the name of the
other flower

 Not much here relating to quilting I'm afraid but I do have plans for next week!



Nancy J said...

It would be so hard to resist any of the latest KF fabrics, those are truly gorgeous, sumptuous maybe , and how hard it will be to cut up those huge flowers.Lovely, every single one.

Louise said...

Happy belated birthday! I can't think of a better gift than Kaffe fabric. Your plus signs are coming together so nicely :)

Julierose said...

Your new fabrics mirror the New Zealand greenery so well--very pretty. Love your crosses piece...nice work hugs, Julierose

Quiltdivajulie said...

Your plus layout is glorious! I ALWAYS enjoy the nature photos especially as we are gray and dreary here. And the new stash is a perfect way to celebrate YOU!

Barb N said...

The plus quilt is a scenic history of your Kaffe collection. Perfect! I love your birthday gift - happy belated birthday to you! And the scenery photos are refreshing. Our leaves have all fallen and it's already snowed two feet atop our nearby mountains. Winter is on our heels!

Linda said...

Gorgeous fabrics, Maureen. Pleased you treated yourself for your birthday - you beat me by six months! Happy birthday. Love your Dolly Mixtures, all those delicious scraps.

FlourishingPalms said...

Oh Maureen! How nice for you to find joy in Kaffe fabrics, and treat yourself for your 75th birthday. Wow! Happy birthday! That's an achievement. I'm seven years younger than you, but have a different approach to fabric. I'm so concerned about what will happen after I'm gone, with my two kids dealing with what's in my sewing room, that I'm not buying any more fabrics, especially prints. Well, not quite "not buying"- except for something needed like a particular color because my stash is low, or a wideback to finish a quilt. My mother died at age 72, so that's my perspective. I know, I'm no fun. :-) It's nice to see your spring blooms in NZ. Floral colors are so vivid! Love those pinks!

audrey said...

Your layout plan is wonderful. Love how dreamy it looks on the side areas!:)

O'Quilts said...

So very happy to see a post from you!! 75 Wahooooo..I will be 74 in 6 weeks...somehow, I always thought you were younger than I was...Well.we are in the same boat...good to have such nice company.. xoxooxox

cityquilter grace said...

excellent choices for gifting yourself...enjoy and many more quilting years! it's what we all want....lol

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

That was a smart move to put the Guinea flower as the outside partial plus blocks that leads right into a border.

Happy birthday! Mine is in 2 weeks, 81 this time. That Dorothy in red is really pretty. I bought a piece of it too.

Is the tentacle looking fabric the carrots in Harvest Toile? I have that in pink and gold/orange. I don't think I have ever cut a piece off either of them. Maybe it is time to just chop some into squares and triangles.

QuiltGranma said...

Looks like a wonderful birthday present to yourself! Happy Birthday to you!

Vicki W said...

Happy Birthday! I love this quilt.

Julie said...

Happy belated birthday. You msut have a lot of fun fossicking in your scraps and stash for your quilts.

Some lovely new fabrics there, and enjoy the new growth in your garden.

Ann said...

Dolly Mixtures looks lovely and what a testament to your years of quilting. Isn't it fun to glimpse bits of older fabric in these scraps?
We are heading into fall here. The best thing may be that fuyu persimmons are back. They are delicious but my family likes me to dry them, too. I'll be busy.

Kaja said...

A very belated happy birthday, Maureen! Dolly Mixtures has worked out beautifully and is a great testament to your years of collecting Kaffe fabrics.

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Ratana said...

You have a wonderful view out that window! I'd be gazing out instead of getting my work done!
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