In April, 2010, Mr. C and I traveled to Australia.
To buy some fabric.
Well no, actually. We went so that Mr. C. could fulfill a life-long dream of doing his astronomy thing under the Southern Night Sky.
But of course, I bought some fabric.
I bought 12 fat quarters of these beautiful prints, designed by Aboriginal women who live in Alice Springs.No, we didn’t go to Alice Springs. But we did go to The Plague and I in Canowindra, New South Wales, which is pronounced “Can-an-dra,” by the way (not Can-o-win-dra like it’s written).
I’m finally making our Australia Quilt, a variation on the disappearing 9-patch, using this pattern:
I’ve done lots of this:
Followed by lots of this (yes, that’s a seam ripper, lol!):
Next step is cutting those beautiful 9-patches up so that they disappear. eek!
All the while, Mr C (for carpenter) has been busily building a gate.