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”

crosses on tuesday – of the patchwork genre

5 thoughts on “crosses on tuesday – of the patchwork genre

  • September 6, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Oh be still my heart! That piano!!! That is my most favourite colour in the whole world.

    The reds and blues in your quilt top really pop, they are lovely.

    That hand quilting is super nice, I’m making a Loulouthi fabric quilt at the moment too, it’s gorgeous fabric.

    Happy quilting!

  • September 6, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I tend to work better when my hubby is not there too. Have a great time and I know you will miss him also. Love the way this quilt is turning out.

  • September 7, 2011 at 12:48 am

    I love the look of your patchwork-trying to figure out what makes it looks like “you”. I think in might be the use of red and yellow? Not sure, but if you could bottle it, I would buy some!

  • September 7, 2011 at 7:35 am

    your quilt is off to a wonderful start. I look forward to seeing it grow.
    while the cat’s away the mice will play: have fun painting!

  • September 7, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Ahhhhh! More inspiration. Thanks Lily.

    Blessings Gail

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