Sunday, October 12, 2014

Matching pieces.......

I cut 7.5" strips from some of the African fabrics and then matched some of the batik leftover shapes to the fabrics.  Now I know which shapes to cut from the African fabrics.



This African fabric isn't printed straight so I decided not to cut a strip and just fussy cut my pieces straight with the print.








My pale pink cactus wants to be first to bloom again.  I had buds on 2 white ones when I brought them in but they fell off one and aren't getting much bigger on the other one.  I have buds starting on the 2 tone pink and white one too.
The trees are still multicolor.  Not many have turned all the way and some haven't started turning yet.

9 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

We get a couple more frosts here and they will all be turned. I have two Maples that turn red in the Fall. The blocks are striking. Anxious to see where this project takes you. Chris

Linda Swanekamp said...

Somehow, when you pair up the fabrics, I love the prints. Just the plain fabric, I get lost in the busyness, but the pairs are awesome.

Needled Mom said...

I'm looking forward to following the progress on the blocks.

It is early for those cactus blooms, isn't it? Does that one always come out this soon?

Hedy Hahn said...

You are such an artist when it comes to color. I am such a conservative and can't see the combinations like you obviously can. I guess I need to open my eyes more. Thanks for showing us a different way to do things.

Mystic Quilter said...

Glorious fabrics - so vibrant.

Kevin the Quilter said...

I just love the way your mind works Wanda! What a brilliant way to audition! Not much fall color here yet either, but, I have a feeling it will happen soon!

Cathi said...

The batiks really play beautifully with those African prints. This is going to be a fabulous quilt.

Lostinspace said...

What a wonderful tree photo, it looks like the tree is in bloom not that the leaves are turning colour. What tree is that anyway, one I should recognise?

Charlotta said...

The DP quilt is going to be so much fun. I am very much looking forward to following its progress.
I'm surprised your trees haven't gotten further! They have come quite far in starting their change down here during the last week or so. It not only feels but also very much looks like fall now. I love this time of year, am so relieved to be rid of the heat and humidity of summer that I don't even worry about the coming winter - of course, it's not nearly as much to worry about here as it is up there where you are! - I just enjoy the cool clear fall. And, don't even mind the rain much.