Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Sunday, 26 July 2015

The Wiggle-me-sew-along quilt

 

I am so thrilled that the top is almost finished, I need borders to be added, and hope to find batiks this week. I did  some PP, with a frame,   2 colours to see if this might suit, and have so many strips left, am inspired to do another, maybe with dark deep green as the background. On the Facebook group, there are so many stunning  combinations, and very talented quilters who have chosen  beautiful fabric and colours.

I can see I needed to have more coat hangers at the outside corners. Where the pale colour is, I think I will use narrow strips of all the colours, then a final dark border.Wiggleme  with PP borders

Strips galore left over.

Wiggleme extra strips

Maybe the paler green for the first border, a very narrow original deep blue, then purple,  a lot narrower than this, I left the fabric laid out to show the cats  .But looking at this, the deep green ferns look good too.

Wiggleme  border choices

Wellington City, we will be there later today, and I hope to get some photos  round and about, some fabric shopping, and some sleep and rest. Photo courtesy of the internet.

Quotation of the day from Zoe  Zantamata

“ Taking time to do nothing

often brings everything into perspective”

Greetings from Jean

12 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jean, your quilt is coming along beautifully. I love it and all the colors! I will keep you and Hugh in my prayers, wishing all goes well for you both in Wellington.

TexWisGirl said...

really is a neat looking quilt!

Georgia said...

Peaceful travel. Thinking of you. Glad the ferns are still in the running!

Carol Mattingly said...

Wellington City looks fabulous and I would love to be there shopping with you Jean. Pick bright colors to perk up your thoughts in the dead of winter. Carol

Hannah said...

Wow, Jean, you must have been sewing up a storm. You are motivating me to try to do some quilting finally with all my scraps, that looks like a simple way to make a complex and attractive pattern. Wellington looks like a gorgeous city to spend some time and relax. Will you keep sewing there?

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

That's a pretty quilt top- do you quilt them also? I had a school friend years ago who would make the tops and send them to another lady to quilt. Both are too hard for me with my bad eyes, but I love homemade quilts. I still have one my grandmother made for me years ago.
Love the quote, also..doing nothing is just perfect sometimes. Have fun!

Leeanne said...

wiggle Me is looking fab! I have Wellington love, a great place........best wishes.

The Furry Gnome said...

Looks amazing, and I know exactly how much work that would take!

Julie Fukuda said...

Once you get going, there's no stopping. It looks great.

Fundy Blue said...

You have so many lovely possibilities for finishing off your quilt, Jean. Maybe you should throw a dart! Whatever you choose, it will be beautiful. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Hugh! Hugs!

Jim said...

What a gem you have created, Jean!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I do love your quilt!!!!