crosses on tuesday – of the patchwork genre


posted by on quilts, sewing


thanks to some sneaky cutting on Sunday morn when the family thought I was at my desk reflecting on global-service-learning and its application to Australian Indigenous communities … who am I kidding! … this morning there were 11 lovely cross blocks awaiting me in the sewing shed.

Out I ventured, coffee in hand, camera under arm, iron trailing (yeeeess – think we need a second iron – one for the shed, one for the house), assuring myself I would only sew whilst I sipped my coffee.  You know that’s not true don’t you :-)

I am a weak woman when faced with readied tools, scrappy piles and a sewing machine.

Four blocks later, the coffee was most certainly drunk, a fierce wind was throwing rain at the shed, the dog’s feet were putrid, and sadly, it was time to return to the real work of the day.

But I do have 6 divine blocks of 33 finished.  I now know I am certainly putting them on point, with this awesome red fabric for the background and there’ll be plenty of quilting that will hopefully look as ravishing as this.

I also know that these wee half square triangles that I cannot throw away (so carefully add two lines to sew along when constructing my squares) will marry this fabric (ah! more dala horses) and live happily ever after atop my piano which will very soon look like this!

I’ll be back soon pretty bits!

Did I mention Julian is away for two weeks – conference in Italy, workshop in Dubai?  Of course he is!  That’s the essential ingredient of the Lily recipe for painting furniture.  It’s called “fait accompli”


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