Community case of the Covid variant UK has
put Auckland into Level 3, the race is on to track down other contacts
and we have a number of rules to follow to try and knock this
on the head.
The only positive side to being told to stay home as an oldie and medically comprised
is that there are no distractions, it's raining and I can sit and quilt!
I have been plodding along with my string blocks for
AHIQ String Tulip QAL
and have only placed three up on the wall foe the moment,
I was impatient to see the effect! I've also taken out the papers and sewn
the top two blocks together. I have enough for two sides now and will
get a move on to finish up the remainder.
In between the string blocks I have a stack of fabrics waiting to be
added to their respective stash baskets,
however because I have a number of quilts on my project list which need 2 and 1/2 squares/strips
I'm going to haul out my electric cutter and cut two strips of each fabric, in fact I intend to slowly cut through as many of my KF Collective fabrics as possible.
I love working with these fabrics when cut down.
Changing the subject slightly I found yesterday a special
piece of Indian, I guess you say embroidery, but when I bought this years
ago from a shop specialising in ethnic pieces I was told this was made using pieces of old
trappings from elephant covers used on special occasions.
I had 'lost' it a few years, couldn't remember where it was but a certain four legged
member of the household had obviously scrambled up on my baskets and
knocked it down the back of the stacks.
Here's the piece - 18"square
and below a close up of the centre
and another small section
click to enlarge these.
Below is the reverse of the piece.
All from me right now, on to more string blocks.