Central Plateau, North Island

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

Monday, 5 February 2018

The Purples a Blowin’ In The Wind

The Wayward Transparency QAL started way back in August 2017., I was tempted, and fell in head first. Knowing Yvonne’s super quilting designs, I knew this would be another stunner. Here is the first post that gave us all enthusiasm beyond boundaries to join in.

https://quiltingjetgirl.com/wayward-transparency-quilt-along/

We chose fabrics, according to the light, medium and dark  tones suggested, some of us were savvy enough to take a photo in the fabric shop, and change it to Black and White, this gives a wonderful idea of how good the contrast would be. YES, I chose 2 different shades, green and mauve/purple. The PURPLES won the first vote. Greens are waiting  .

wayward transparency new fabrics

wayward transparency new fabrics. B&W


Gradually  we all made choices, the Facebook group was a huge success, and we all “Oohed and Ahhed” over the  fabrics shown. The first cutting instructions  were given, and in October and November piecing directions made this go together so easily, yes even for me it went without a hitch. Finishing post went up in December, and the final link up is this week. Thanks so much Yvonne, for a totally fantastic QAL.There are finished quilts, flimsies, other layouts, and every one is a beauty.


Wayward Transparency points







I am so proud of those joins, seams all lined up as they should.

I have added a pale border, and the binding will be probably pale with the dark fabric as a wider flange. This has to wait until we come back from the South Island festivities.

Here it is pinned up, balancing carefully on 2 chairs!!! after some heavy rain overnight.

Wayward Transparency outdoors after rain

This is my favourite!!! Stretched out, under Hugh’s Dad’s Weeping Silver Pear Tree, my “ Go To “ Place for quilt pics. A bit of a breeze, and dappled sunlight shining on the lawn.

Purples #1

Late afternoon sun gave that stained glass look, hung between the framework for the   Honeysuckle.

Purples #4

Purples #2

Here it is between the little gusts of wind.I have to be patient and wait for the short/medium  arm Gammill machine to be re-wired, and have some serious practice first, then this might be top o’ the list!!

Thanks again Yvonne, for this adventure, with a lot of fun and happiness galore all the way along.

Quotation of the day,from Henry Ford.

“ Coming together is a Beginning.

Keeping together is Progress.

Working together is Success”

Greetings from Jean.








23 comments:

Carol Mattingly said...

The sun shining through that quilt is beautiful. I love the colors and pattern. So beautiful. Carol

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Thank you so much for sewing along, Jean! I love your outdoor photography of your quilt top and I hope you enjoy the festivities.

Jenny said...

Very nice indeed, Jean. It looks really great.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

You did such an amazing and lovely job! It is so very pretty!

KB Bear said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous photos of your quilt - displaying its glorious beauty. I love it!!!!! And I love how you displayed it, in the wind and sun. Wow!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful finish, I love the colors and how the quilt top looks with light shining through it.

The Furry Gnome said...

I do really like that quilt!

Paige said...

Seeing your layout, helps me to finalize mine. I plan to add a small border similar to yours. Your fabrics transition so well, good job on the transparency.

Tanya said...

Very pretty! It is a great modern looking quilt!

Julie Fukuda said...

Great way to show off the work as part of the scenery.

Jenn Jilks said...

You work so hard at this! Wonderful.

Barb said...

Love your quilt...I am always happy when all the points point and line up...great going.

Heide said...

So pretty in purple!

Allie-oops Designs said...

How beautiful!!!!!!!!!! Well done, girl!

Dee said...

Dear Jean, thanks for sharing all the various habitats of the quilt you made so beautifully. I so like the colors you chose. And thanks, too, for the Henry Ford quotation. It fits where my life is right now. Peace and good luck on your next project! Peace.

Lori Skoog said...

Jean...I am just catching up again. Of course I love this quilt and your color choices. I am going to start showing my art students what their work looks like in black and white so they can see contrast also. Such a good idea. So sorry you had another stint in the hospital! Thank you for sending people my way regarding taking it easy. You do need to do that you know.... I have been retired for 19 years and try to pack a lot of things into every single day, but do it with very little pressure and have learned to do only what I want to do. Thank you again, for all your very sweet comments. You are a real treasure to so many.

Terri said...

Ooooh I like this one- it kind of confuses the eye when trying to look straight on, like a kaliedoscope. Pretty! And your seams are perfect. I know how much skill that takes- well done!

Our photos said...

Wow, i like it. The “stained glass” one is my favourite !

Jim said...

WOW! These photos are beautiful and give us a great appreciation for your work of art, Jean.
Thanks for sharing.

Sandra Walker said...

Hugh's dad's Weeping Pear is just the perfect shot for it! How I LOVE it in the purples you chose Jean! I have to say 'high five' on the matchy-matchy points and oh, that honeysuckle stained glass photo is a good 'un! too.

Jenn Jilks said...

Hooper has NOT ventured out yet! He thinks it is too cold and scary!

Out To Pasture said...

Happy Anniversary! You are among the 'happily ever after' couples. Congrats on a solid partnership. Really cute creations, Jean, but your new furry friend for life has stolen my heart. I would adopt him myself given half a chance. What a charming and handsome little lad! Like your family, mine sewed much of our clothes. I used to sew a lot of my own outfits and have stacks of patterns still around. A lot of my spare time is now spent trying to master piano chords instead of my old fave material, corduroy.

Fundy Blue said...

What a gorgeous quilt, Jean! I don't know how you do it! Your joins are stellar!