Waiting In The Wings

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

The last few blocks for Maggie Pearl - warning photo heavy

I'm calling time now on Maggie Pearl with all 20 blocks. I made a few more over the past week, some made it, some did not, but I'm happy with the end result. They're now down from the design wall and will be back up there again this week to get a good arrangement and I've no doubt I will take for ever trying to find one that pleases me!

I'll just show the new blocks. In my last post the one below originally had Spot in a soft turquoise, wasn't happy so made another using Paperweight in Sludge - one of my favourite KF fabrics.

Can you tell that I love greens?? This next one carries on the theme of green plus black - see the photo in my last post, bottom row block on LH side - I've decided to keep that one in the mix

Thanks to my grand-daughter and her good work with my scraps I found a piece of Lille - the lovely lime green ribbons on the fawn background - there was just enough to scrape together 14 squares.

Two more good finds in the block below, the black based fabric with exotic orchids and leaves plus a small piece of soft green with tiny flowers.

Almost finished ladies - Lotus Leaf plus a find of Tree Rings by Martha Negley, I used a little of this in a different colourway in one of the other blocks.

Another old pattern below is the rich red, purple and yellow fabric but I can't recall the name of this one, bet Wanda would know!

It has taken me far longer than intended to make these blocks, the reason being that I began overthinking
the combinations of fabric and now I have quite a few rejects, on the other hand I have two which were a huge no-no in the mix but I just love them to bits and will likely make another Maggie Pearl but in the style of the ones below but each block separated by a fine border.

Excuse the rough and ready set up of the blocks, just re-covering my design wall, dealing with all the different settings on my new iPhone plus needing a steadier hand to take the photo.

So next post, hopefully, a quilt top but until then I hope anyone in the way of the snow storms in the UK and the USA can keep safe, dry and warm.



Agile Jack said...

I love those blocks, and the green makes me happy too! Can't wait to see this all come together.

loulee said...

Beautiful blocks. This is going to be so bright and colourful and... well Kaffe!

Julierose said...

Terrific pairings Maureen--they are all so pretty! Nice work on these hope you are feeling better--stay safe hugs, Julierose

MissPat said...

I do love the 2 "reject" blocks and trust you will find a use for them. Good luck with the layout for the first project.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Yes, that one is 83 Dancing Leaves and that is one of my favorite colors of it.
I love so many of your combinations. It makes me want to run to that corner shelf unit and get out the beautiful fabrics and start playing with them.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Such glorious eye candy! Have fun with the layout process . . . this is going to be stunning!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Those are so AWESOME!!! What amazing prints and colors - and to put them all together - I am excited to see how this quilt comes out!! Go yoU!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Great blocks Maureen! I love how you have mixed things up with your original layer cake.