Wednesday, May 6

This is the almost final version of this Autumn Quilt. I decided to go with the floral, & leave the slime green for another day.
This is really not as dull in the 'flesh' as it looks.
I did a little frog stitching to swap a couple of blocks around, & then more frogging when I discovered I had put two of the setting triangles in incorrectly. That was because I insisted on sewing when I was too tired!

As you can see, the corners are brown, I ran out of other colour choices, but I quite like these. It will be a good quilt for letting go, & really relaxing. Spilled your coffee? never mind, no one will notice! Or your wine or beer....

My head is filled with new ideas for my next project already... dare I begin another top, before I have quilted this??

We lunched out yesterday, to celebrate our Granddaughter's Birthday.
Silly Nanna forgot her camera. It was lovely,& we all positively waddled out of the Restaurant, having indulged to the MAX.
It is an All You Can Eat Buffet, with all types of food from, Chinese, soups, steamed dishes, garlic bread, Salads, seafood, to Roasts, with 3 types of yummy gravy! Something for everyone.

SG had a ball with icecream,& three types of topping with sprinkles!! The desserts are great, because they have really small servings, so you get to try a variety, if sweets are your 'thing'.They also have rice pudding, & bread & butter pudding... not my thing at all, but they are really popular!

Daughter J & Sil took SG home, & we stayed on with our Granddaughter for a while. It was lovely to spend some time with her. Nice to think she still finds her old 'grandies' good company. I did some fun people watching but that is for another day.


Roy Orbison, In Dreams, for memories, recently revisited, & BFJ.


16 comments:

The Sagittarian said...

Wonderful quilt! You're uber clever Meggie...and waht do you know! I'm here first again, hoorah!! :0

peppermintpatcher said...

I love the touch of blue - it really makes the whole quilt!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous colours - you have found your mojo again, with a vengeance.

VioletSky said...

I really like those colours you've chosen - at least what shows up on my screen.

Thimbleanna said...

It looks great Meggie! I love how you balanced out the similar blocks. As for starting a new project? Will you machine or hand quilt? I like to have one machine and one hand project going at a time. So, if I were machine quilting, I'd probably wait to start new piecework until I'd quilted it. {She, who has several UFO's, unrealistically says!}

Connie W said...

A quilt that I could spill coffee on and not notice, not that's a perfect idea for me! Gotta love that Roy Orbison, boy does he take me back...memories!

Andrea said...

Start a new quilt before it is quilted Meggie ? Whatever are you thinking of - lol ! Anyone would think us quilters have lots of unfinished quilts laying about the place :-) Go for it - nice to see you have your motivation back.xx

Andrea said...

Sorry meant to say it's lovely - I love the darker corners. I also love the BIG O - much to my kids dismay - lol !

Frankofile said...

I'm just dripping with admiration. Please can we have more closeups? I don't quilt, but do admire.

'Slime green' - I'm stealing that expression.

Sunnie said...

This quilt looks great...and it got you back in action!
I made a quilt for a friend and told her I expected it to have lots of dog hair and wine stains on it when I saw it again.
When quilts are used, they are loved for more than the beauty of their fabrics.

Joyce said...

It's beautiful and the dark corners add an interesting touch.

~Bren~ said...

I love your newest creation! The colors are beautiful and the pattern is fun! How will you quilt it?
Of course you need to start another top while your ideas are fresh in your head!

Jo said...

That quilt looks lovely! Just perfect for curling up and watching TV. You're very talented. :-)

Alby Mangroves said...

Go the (other) Man In Black! I love Roy :)

Warty Mammal said...

Go with the flow! If you're feeling another top coming on, you'd better strike while the iron's hot, make hay while the sun shines, and any number of other sayings. Your mojo is back! Give it a hug and let it know you love it.

quiltmom said...

HI Meggie,
Lovely, lovely quilt- I made my sister in law a pattern called the secret garden about five year's ago. It was in the Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine and it was quite similar to this quilt. The center blocks were fussy cut and then you built squares around them and set them on point. I have yet to post about her quilt - I have always loved a children's book called The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgeson Burnett and so has she- I had to make her that quilt pattern.

I can relate to the drought in quilting time- some times I think I will never get quilting again and then from out of the blue I find some inspiration.
It looks like you found yours in spades - Your new quilt is a beauty..
Hugs,
Anna