Waiting In The Wings

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bits and pieces

Definitely a bits and pieces sort of 10 days, barely anything
achieved on the quilting side - ongoing saga of back problems - but
I was able to spend a little time on a few pieces for the
dark quilt started a couple of posts ago here



and if you have the Judy Newman book - Quilts for Life made with Love - you will
 know that in her quilt Vintage Comfort there are no stripped elements.
I like to change things around a little.

I've been going through my old Hoffman fabrics and cutting them
into strips with my GO cutter, some must be 20 years old!


I needed to make room in my storage baskets making them easier to lift out.
This one below I couldn't bear to cut up


and I'm busy thinking of where I could use a decent
size chunk in a quilt.

A package of fabrics came from Glorious Color,  these are from
the Spring 2017 Kaffe Collective range, the ones below are still
waiting to be stored away.


I'm signing off with a sunset from a few days ago


Back soon, hope you're enjoying some quilting time.
Linking up with 
Linda  and  Julie
for
Sew Stitch Snap SHARE

Maureen

15 comments:

  1. Those coloured strips remind me of the quilts in Jane Brocket's book, The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking, worth a look if you haven't already seen it. Some of those new Kaffes are rather delicious.

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  2. Yes, those Hoffmans are over 20 years old. They were in stock at the quilt shop that I managed back in the mid 1990s. They are prettier than some of the new floral prints.

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  3. I wouldn't be able to cut into those luscious fish either!

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  4. Looking forward to seeing your version of 'vintage comfort' quilt, your fabric choices are great!

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  5. "Vintage Comfort' what a lovely name for a quilt!

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  6. Such pretty fabrics. I love the fishes! Such a beautiful sunset.

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  7. Gorgeous colors, doesn't matter how old they are. Glad you are doing bits and pieces.

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  8. 20 year old Hoffman florals make me green with envy!!!! Lol I even have a few of those beauties. You eye for putting colors together will figure a perfect way to use them. The fish one would look good using the 9 patch pizzazz method....older book but great for large scale or scenic prints.
    Hope you are feeling better and can get back to the stitching again soon.

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  9. Beautiful sunset and glorious colors in your fabrics. Sending wishes for healing and good health.

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  10. I love that fish fabric! I know you'll find a great pattern to highlight it without cutting it up too small.

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  11. I hope your back problems ease Maureen, and glad you are able to do a little bit of sewing at least. Hope you are having fun delving into your older fabrics and discovering all sorts of memories! I'm looking forward to seeing the quilt/blocks grow :-)

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  12. I do hope you get your back problems resolved soon, it must be miserable. I like your fabrics old and new and also the blocks for the dark quilt.

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  13. I hate the back thing for you......I love the fish and the sunset. I have started talking to myself..."You will be ok, things will work out, you will do the best you can...etc..OMG..a nutcase. I am glad you could at least get out the fabric, touch it and love it. xo

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  14. I hope your back is starting to feel better. I know it can be a long wait! But, the fabrics will still be there. :D

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  15. Kaffe's black fans fabric is one of my new favorites. Stroking fabric (instead of lifting it) is supposed to be very therapeutic for the back. Hope you are feeling better soon.

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