Do you remember I wrote a post about a memorial quilt that my CWA (Country Women's Assoc ) group is working on ? It is being made to represent the Queensland branch of DV Connect (Domestic Violence Connect) at a memorial service to be held in Canberra ( our national capital ) in mid 2010.
(You can see that post here http://helsieshappenings.blogspot.com/2009/11/quilting.html )
It has to be done in certain colours - green and purple are the colours of Domestic Violence....
... and it has to have a red rose in the middle - the symbol of the women who have died.
It's not easy to tie in a red rose with purple and green but Sandi and Shirley found this material for the border...
... so our roses are a salmony red colour.
The centre rose became a handpainted wreath of roses ....
.. and our clever artist has the colours exactly right!
So today we gathered to put it together and make some final decisions.
We plan another line of purple between the border and the nine patch so this is not the final look but decisions were made on edges here and there and the words
NOT ONE MORE
will be painted above the wreath.
I think it's coming together quite nicely, don't you?