Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Australian Trip wall-hanging

Wow, how time flies when you're having fun! Sorry I've been a little negligent about my posting. I promise to do better henceforth. Had a lot going on in my life, but that is what life is all about. Everyone seems to love my bird vignettes, and the pillow is the icing on the cake. I just love it. My birds are really having a fit out there today. Lots of rain in our area. Australian Adventure: I started my Australian wall hanging for my son using the authentic Australian fabrics that I bought while touring down there a few years ago. The classic blocks that I chose are: monkey wrench, churn dash, wild goose chase, and the compass star. The outside blocks stand for the Pacific and Indian Oceans that surround the continent of Australia. The flying geese pattern represents the 24 hour flight from Dallas to Sydney. The churn dash represents the churning of my son's brain while delivering his speech at the Computer Software Symposium. The center block represents the icon Opera House in Sydney and also being "down under" the equator. The blocks are 8" blocks. Most classic quilt books have these patterns in them, or if you EQ5, they are in the classics.