Such a wide range of blues in the sky and sea: deep blue through azure to pale aqua. There was hardly any breeze, so the surface was like glass. Even the shades of blue-grey-lavender in the clouds add to an impressionistic vista that I just wanted to forever imprint on my mind... so peaceful!
These are the colours in my latest project - more of these delightful crocheted hexagons. Easy to do, one at a time, or even stop half-way. Of course, there was not much sewing or quilting being done in the past few weeks - thanks to a bout of virus / flu / head cold that seemed to pass... and then I relapsed. Not much energy for anything except sleeping, and sitting on the couch, staring at the box. Pretty miserable, but apparently it's hit a lot of people.
Before the end of June, I did this Mystery Bee block, for my friend Sally. My first one, ever! I had not tried the Kalaidescope pattern before... it was a bit tricky getting the points right... but not bad, if I say so myself! It will be my turn to send out fabric to the Bee members in early August... another first. More on that, later.
A belated "thanks" to Kristy, for her "shout-out" about my templates recently, for her EPP Hexagons (English Paper Piecing). She requested a customised 3/8 inch seam allowance - easy to do. At the recent See & Sew Day at Ashburton, a few more Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild members expressed interest - remember, the first piece/set (up to 10 inches square), is free for members. See my Acrylic Template Page for details and colours.
(To the lady asking about a thicker acrylic, to use for "long-arm" quilting templates, I've found out that we can source, and cut, a 6mm thick version, in clear acrylic. Please contact me....)