improvising

We had a lovely weekend in Sydney recently, that beautiful harbour city. While the purpose for the trip was for my son and his beautiful fiancee’s engagement dinner, we also had time for a little sight seeing. Darling Harbour was sparkling…
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and the weather so warm
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We have some photos of the magnificent Queen Victoria building, which now houses a great selection of beautiful shops-
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Look at these windows:
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and the lovely world clock:
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There was no time for sewing, but I’ve tried to make up for it since I got home. I’ve been doing some more work on the medallion quilt, inspired by a Gwen Marston workshop I attended last year. I’ve been making ‘spare parts’ for this improvisational quilt, and I need to get lots of them made before I can start playing with them up on the design wall.
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So I have made quite a variety of different blocks, most of them with odd-sized strips and pieces
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but also some a little more regular
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However I wasn’t quite happy with it. I couldn’t see where to go next. I’m thinking it is still a little too regular for me and I need to liberate the blocks a bit more for my tastes. So I’ve started sewing together some curved strips which I’ll then cut up along with those regular blocks to shake them up a little!
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Making it up as you go is harder than it seems at the start!

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