I'm finally making some progress on my disappearing 9 patch quilt.
I've sewn a large number of 9 patches and cut them in half both ways
and now I putting them together in a random fashion.
Each finished " square" will be about 5 inches - and I do mean about !!!
I have placed them all out on the bed to mix them around until I get the arrangement right.
Then I photograph them so I can check to see if all is OK.
In this way the glaring mistakes show up
- like the bit at the bottom where there is too much yellow together -
and I can make sure that the dark and light, bright and pale are evenly distributed.
I'll leave it there for a few days now walking past it often while I check it out, moving blocks around a bit till I think it is right..
Don't know whether or not I like it yet.
I wanted random but is this too random ?
I don't know.
Don't know about that geometric fabric among all the florals either.
But I do know that my back is aching from all that bending so I'll leave it now for a while.
On another matter I've been trying to snap these dear little birds for a while now.
They are Fairy Wrens - in fact Blue Wrens as far as I can tell from my bird book though the females look a bit different from the illustrations in the book.
We have quite a colony of them frequenting our front and back yards.
Quite common in the south but not seen any further north than Brisbane apparently.
They are very quick and very difficult to photograph.
There seems to be one male - the pretty blue one - and quite a harem of plain brown ladies for each family group.
I think they are insect eaters and they seem to like the cover offered by our hedge type plants and their high pitched trilling is a nice change from the loud squawking of the Lorikeets.