Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Kangaroo On A Pogo Stick

is how I describe my tendency to jump from project to project.

I've been filling in quiet moments with some hand quilting.
And working on my Seven Sisters block for the Springwood Community Quilt Show raffle quilt.
But when this parcel of Matilda from Sis Boom's West Indies range arrived I had to drop everything!! I've been so busting for this fabric!! It's just so pretty and those colours are so Me!!
I added some fat quarters of Nuala from the Girlfriends range for a bit more colour variety.
And came up with an Amish influenced quilt, using fabrics inspired by the vibrancy of the West Indies. It sounds like a wild combination but I think it works. So far it's 54 inches. The plan is to add some borders, or more blocks to take it up to queen size. I also want to make pillow cases in all the colours to match. Oh Matilda how I love thee!!
While I was taking a sewing break in the sunshine a Crimson Rosella stopped to say hello!!
I had to laugh. Do you think he was trying to get into my quilt?

I wonder which of my zillion projects I'll play with next...


22 comments:

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

ha ha a kangaroo on a pogo stick that is too funny Rachael!! I hop from project to project as well, it's more fun that way.
Looking forward to seeing your quilt!

Patchwork and Play said...

Ah the kangaroo on a pogo stick line!!! Too funny! That fabric is gorgeous though!!! I can see why you would want to drop everything to start this lovely quilt! Enjoy making it and I'll enjoy watching it grow!

Karen said...

It's all about choice! You have to have several projects happening together - it would be boring, otherwise! You stay on that pogo stick!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

At least you don't have Kangaroos in your top paddock ;-)
I love, love, LOVE that Matilda and Nuala quilt.....the patterns and the colours, yep they are so me too! Yummy! Can't wait to see that one finished :-)

Mary said...

I rest on a pogo too! Those fabrics work so well together in your Amish influenced quilt! I love the green!!! And I adore Seven Sisters! That one is on my "to do" list....better get back on my pogo!

Sasha said...

All of your projects look gorgeous!!! All those colors are so yummy!!! I need to do some sewing today....as soon as I wake up a little more :)

Janet said...

I think I'm a bit of a Kangaroo at the moment too. I know those photos don't do the fabrics justice. Sis Boom has amazing colours and I love them too. All your projects look so luscious how could you possibly stick to just one?

Suzee said...

I love those stars you are working on.that Matilda is beautiful...totally love the green!! Whatever project you play with we need to see!!! lol Miss your posts and glad you come back once in awhile = )

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Ha ha kangaroo on a pogo stick Rachael...that's what I've been doing...at the moment I think I am addicted to starting new projects...I have a box of them now!!! Love love love that fabric and how beautiful is it Amish influenced...You Go Girl, and keep up that pogo sticking...Dzintra

regan said...

Rachael.....I know every time I read your blog, I'm going to be jazzed by all the color! All of those fabrics are so beautiful, and together they are screaming FUN FUN FUN! I love it! Can't wait to see the whole quilt! Thanks for all your color inspiration! I need it so often, and you never fail to inspire me!

Melissa P said...

Yay!!!! The Matilda arrived! I'm so energized and excited by what you've accomplished with it all. (That deep brown really gets to me every time I see it.) And adding the Naula was perfect. This will be a quilt near and dear to your heart forever.

Is there such a thing as an Honorary Kangaroo on a Pogo Stick? Because I think I ought to apply for that title.

Quiltbenaco said...

Il progetto รจ stupendo, i colori deele stoffe sono meravigliosi!
Ciao

Barb said...

That bird is lovely!! I can't believe he just flew in to preen for you!
Those fabrics are so luscious! I'll look out for them. I adore large florals and bird prints and those colors are absolutely delicious.
Your seven sisters block is wonderful.
I wish I was in a position to pogo - need to stay focused for now, but after the show, look out new projects!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Those fabrics are lovely I can see why you want tomake something with them. No wonder we like each other, I can't stay on one project either!

melissa said...

Its good to have lots of projects on the go, it gives you lots of variety (thats my excuse anyway!) Love those new fabrics and your latest quilt is a stunner! Have a great week Miss Rachael!

x

Sujata said...

Kangaroo on a pogo stick.. Or like they say in India, Monkey on a ladder! LOL
You are funny! Love all of these fabrics and that block you are working on for the Springwood Show quilt!

Kathie said...

I just LOVE that block wow and these fabrics are amazing
I love bird fabrics so this blue and pink one I need to find! thanks for sharing, great post!
Kathie

Karen said...

That is a gorgeous block! The quilt is going to be fabulous.

Melody said...

What a fabulous expression - it fits me perfectly. Your new fabrics are wonderful.

Marg said...

I like that - a Kangaroo on a pogo stick. I think that was me a couple of weeks ago, then I fell off!
Love all your beautiful projects, such wonderful colours. I absolutely adore your new quilt in Matilda.

Leuchtzeichen said...

... :-) you are busy in beautiful projects :-) a funny post :-)

♥ Heike

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

Oh my...those colors are FABULOUS!!! A kangaroo is a symbol for fun and joviality...jsut like you and your blog!!!!

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