I shall make a start here, after an absence of more or less three weeks,
with a photo taken yesterday at our local beach.
This is Cockle Bay beach and the name is self-explanatory,
this particular beach is known for it's cockle beds, accessible
at low tide and sadly now being depleted by folk coming along
and collected bucketloads of the cockles. Moves are thankfully
underway to try and put a stop to this.
Now onto the subject of blocks. At last I have the UANDUQAL
blocks stitched together, but, there will have to be a little time spent
on unpicking two or three blocks!
I became unwell just after my last post and without boring you all
with details I ended up with an urgent visit to the cardiac unit!
All seems to working well now - thank goodness - but it was a mistake to
try and get these blocks sewn up whilst unwell.
I fiddled around with my intended fabric for a border, didn't work,
tried lots of others and still not happy so it will remain
borderless and just bound.
Do you remember these blocks begun with a Rainbow Scrap Challenge?
There are two more, a blue and a yellow.
We have a local Howick Art Group in the village, an old cottage with
rooms displaying the artists work and as a member I'm going to join in with
two small quilting pieces, hopefully each month.
My first one is underway using the yellow block
a little quilting, trimmed, then narrow binding and mounted on a
painted canvas to match the yellow - hopefully.
The pattern for these came from a magazine a number of years ago,
the design is by
I think that's all from me, things have been pretty quiet on the
quilting side of things but hopefully I should be back to normal
by next week!
A flower photo before I go
my favourite Epiphyllum on a rainy day hanging in the
'catio' by the living room!
See you soon.