Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Next Up?

So Hawaii Sunset has just come off of the frame! It needs a bright green binding, but I'm  not sure if I have just the right fabric.  I probably used it all up on the top.  I might just trim it out and wait until the next time I am in a binding mood.  Sorry for the dreary picture.  Even in Florida with a high today of 85, the days are still pretty short right now.
The Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler from 2014 is next on the frame.  I know just how I want to quilt it, so it gets to go before the quilt from this year.  I have officially taken over almost every room in the house.  The quilting frame is taking up the formal living room.  Three quilts are still draped over the dining room table.  I have Hawaii Sunset on the Family Room floor next to the Dear Jane that I have been finishing up near the coffee table where I spread out the new Rainbow Scrap Challenge fabrics for 2016.  The study and laundry room have been mine for years.  My husband is such a patient man.  Honestly, he is out having a beer with a friend from work in preparation for his last day of work.  Did I mention that he got a new job?  Friday will be his last day at the old job, but he won't start the new one until after the holidays.  It will be nice for him to have some time to putter around the house.  Maybe I should pick up some of these quilts so that he doesn't trip over them?
Just two more days of exams left.  I was working on finalizing the designs for the column along quilt while my kids were finishing their test today.  I just need to decide on a background fabric and I will be all set to start sewing.  My knee jerk reaction is always to go with a white or cream, but it would be so much fun to branch out this year. I am trying to minimize the background fabric as much as possible, but I am sure there will need to be some other fabrics mixed in now and again.  Contrast is a necessary part of block design after all.  

12 comments:

beaquilter said...

this one is really great, how did that fit the rainbow challenge then? it's so bright and cheery and so many colors in each block.

katie z. said...

Way to go! I'm binding right now, and have one or two quilts to finish over the holidays.

Mystic Quilter said...

Your beautiful quilt reminds of a rich tapestry it's so flu of colour. Now you have given me an idea for spreading myself around a little after reading your takeover tactics in the house! Is this Saturday the last link up for RSC or will we have one the weekend following Christmas Day?

Delighted Hands said...

What a fantastic job and in record time, too! Nice work.

margaret said...

what a fab quilt wonderful colours in it.Like you I have a quilt in the making on the lounge floor and the spare bed has 5 flimsies on it all needing to be quilted plus various other projects scattered about but I live on my own so not a problem

Dasha said...

Goodness me you are on a roll. And still working during the day too.

Deb A said...

Congrats to Kurt! Hopefully the honey do list is not too long =) Great job on finishing things up. I volunteered my kid free time this week to help out in Aidan's classroom. Not sure I'll get another finish this year but progress is being made.

Ellen said...

You are on a roll! The quilt looks great Angela and I think the green binding will look wonderful.

I have had to clean up all my quilting stuff from the dining room and family room in preparation of getting things ready for company at Christmas. So not very much sewing is going on at the moment. I do still have more pillowcases to make but I will have to squeeze into my official sewing space to get them done.

Congrats to hubby on the new job!

Judy D in WA said...

Thank you for quilting this, I am now in the mood to get mine done. :)
I think green binding is perfect and I'm going to copy you.
It's a fabulous finish!!!
Enjoy your time off.

Bees Knees Granny said...

Agree it's so easy to go with a white or cream background, but I'm blown away by the intense sparkle that black backgrounds give--and I don't even LIKE black! For backgrounds in 2016, I plan to try rich brown and navy. Keep on quiltin'. BeesKneesGranny. Cwoosley12@yahoo.com

Pamela Arbour said...

That turned out beautiful! Congratulations!

Kate said...

I've always liked Hawaii Sunset. Looks like you are making great progress.