I haven't been blogging much recently but I'm feeling a lot better and the pity party is officially over.
These are the 12 blocks I have received so far from the Care Circle of do.Good Stitches and all from Australia I think. It was my second month as quilter in October and I chose Elizabeth's Patchwork Wheel block. I can't believe six different people made these blocks as they are so incredibly in tune with each other. I asked for scrappy and I got the most beautiful rainbow blocks.
Thank you lovely ladies of the Care Circle - this is going to be a gorgeous quilt!
Being machineless has meant that I can get on with an EPP bee block due by the end of the month. Celine wanted a Row A and a Row B of Katy's Spring Carnival templates using some Liberty lawn fabrics of her own and supplemented with fabric of our own. This is Row A.
I am really enjoying being in this EPP bee - there is a two month turnaround for each block, and it is great always having a little EPP project on the go.
Had I not been in the bee, I might not have made any Spring Carnival blocks. However, I have and Katy's free templates are perfect and come together pretty easily.
I'm now thinking of a cushion using this gorgeous charm pack of Katherine Wheel, which my lovely Aunt Jan gave me when we were in England back in August. She picked it up at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham and having met Nel Whatmore declared her absolutely lovely! I'm thinking of using this pretty purple or perhaps navy for the solid background. That will be tomorrow's EPP project.
Lastly, here's a view over the scruffy Marrakech medina south toward the Atlas mountains, which are back! They disappear every year as soon as it gets really hot and then return in the autumn. If you look really closely (forgive the 'phone quality), you'll notice they are snow capped. The recent rain has turned to snow and that's why it's now so cold at night! Brrr.