Friday 22 October 2021

Labour Weekend

It's a long weekend in New Zealand, and I'm hoping to get quite a bit of quilting done.  

First I need to put away all the new fabric sitting on my kitchen bench! 

The Kaffe Fassett ones on the left were a birthday gift from my mum and dad.  I chose them, and ordered them, but they insisted on paying.  I also received Kaffe's latest book for my birthday, so I'm enjoying that at the moment.

The spots and stripes were from a quick trip to Palmerston North on Monday. I was invited to judge the Rose City Quilters exhibition, and I couldn't resist popping in to 3 quilts shops on the way back. 

And the Tula Pink pastels turned up this week, quite unexpectedly.  With USPS no longer accepting parcels to NZ and Australia, I wondered when they might ever arrive.  But a courier dropped them off last night, so that was a very pleasant surprise.  

This afternoon I'm going to pick up one of my quilts from my long arm quilter, and I'm delivering Raindrops are Falling on my Head.  In the end I went with a suggestion from my mum, and just sewed a patterned section of the fabric over the corners to hide the pink, and make the zig zag continue around the quilt.  Thank you for all your suggestions, but this is the one I thought worked the best.  

I'll be sure to show you once it's all quilted.  There's a lot of seam allowances on the back of this one, so I couldn't face hand quilting it.  And, I really want it finished before Christmas.    

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Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

sounds like packages will really slow up now for you if you can't receive things from out of country! hope you have a lot of in NZ that you can receive items from

PaintedThread said...

Oh, just look at those fabrics! I could just dive in. Your quilt top looks great -I like how you did the corners.

Gretchen Weaver said...

The corners of your quilt look fine. Sometimes it's hard to get those zig zags to zag correctly. Your new fabrics are beautiful, can't wait to see what you make with them. I'm assuming a quilt from the new book. Happy stitching!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Gorgeous fabrics!

cityquilter grace said...

border works perfect and ooh la la...such pretty new stash!

Mystic Quilter said...

Always a good day when the courier arrives with new fabrics! The new selection is beautiful and I love those pastel Tula solids.
Inspired idea from your Mum for the corners of the quilt, those four pieces look right at home.