I spent some of my Christmas holiday period pondering this quilt... I really want to do it - because I like to be part of a group...but I do have a number of other projects to focus on this year.....so, I came to the conclusion that I could do a cut down version - only 9 blocks, and personalise them to suit places that we have been to as a family.
Firstly, that needed some googling for images etc, and secondly, I had to decide fabrics. I started with a collection of bright blues, greens,purples etc - those of you who know me can see that happening - easily - from my stash , , , , but then I remembered a fabric I was gifted last year - it features hot air balloons which I thought went with the travel theme. It is softer than my normal tones, so I had to go find more fabrics . . . . The original fabric is from Natalie Bird - who is local to me in Brisbane - so after a few emails I ordered more hot air balloons and some of the others in the range. I then added more from a couple of retail therapy trips! This is mainly what I will be using - featuring the hot air balloons in the larger pieces of each block. It was very hard to find a suitable stitchery background to go with the taupe coloured background. I think what I did find will work. I am still to settle on threads.
I have drawn up about half of my postcards, but still need some more drawings for some of the places I want to include. The main reason for posting this is to show that I have made progress, even though I have no sewing to show - due to some minor surgery on my right index finger....Gosh I am missing my stitching . . 😭