Son Phil is in Auckland at present and here are two photographs he sent of the Sky Tower, for non Kiwis, this is the iconic landmark of Auckland. I think they would make a good starting point for a quilt class - something familiar and then distort it!
First the familiar - this view taken from Albert Park -
cleverly placed so it appears to be growing out of the gazebo.
The second one was taken right there in the city - but reflected in the glass windows -
Full of possibilities, don't you agree?
Recently I went to the meeting of Capital Quilters, it's held in the local school hall and often has interesting things on the walls. They must have been studying recent history -
Some familiar images but sobering to realise that the period of my school days is the subject of study in the schools today - it's probably not a history lesson though, more social studies which was unheard of back then.
Also at a recent quilt meeting [I belong to three Guilds] were some quilts by Sandy, the queen of scrap quilts; I particularly love this one -
the mixture of piecing and applique works so well.
Back to Capital Quilters and their block of the month - very American I think, maybe because of the red, white and blue..... though it's given the french name spelling...........
Once again, I think this quilt would look extra good on point.
I need to take another photo of my latest scrap quilt, the one I took is too fuzzy for some reason, but I do have the final cut of my Rainforest, made a la jellyroll; I couldn't decide how to finish it, almost cut it in half and made two small quilts but at a friend's suggestion we unpicked the outside three rows and I put them on the top and bottom.
That photo's not the clearest either, however you get the general idea. I need to get it sandwiched, quilted and off to join the others going to Ethiopia - a project of Pinestream Quilters. Maybe I'll think of another name too.
I'll close with another photo from Phil's road trip - this time the sand dunes at Bethells Beach -
The people in the distance give an idea of the size!
I'll leave you with this thought, "We live in a rainbow of chaos. Paul Cezanne
Now back to my hand quilting, we'll talk again soon.