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Cold For Cat Patches

Two of many photos taken on our trip to Canada/Alaska in 2009. I have posted these so that I can include them in a photo blog from Cat Patches.

Mokau Magic

The view from my whitebait stand in Mokau - magic.

Patterns

Tyre patterns in the sand at Mokau. Tommorrow we are off to Mokau for a few days. Mokau is a small seaside settlement an hour north of where we live in New Plymouth. We have a bach (holiday home) in Mokau and at this time of year we spend a lot of time whitebaiting. The forecast is good for the next week so hope to get in lots of beach walks and plenty of reading.
I have just discovered this great giveaway for a pack of Moda Flutterby charms and a book jelly Roll and Charm Quilts http://quiltgal.blogspot.com/2010/10/fabric-selection-and-giveaway.html. What a wonderful prize. Also a first for me - working out how to post a link thanks to Barbara at Cat Patches.

Fun with Scraps

Where to from here? I have been having fun putting this together. It started out as a block for "Block Lotto" but as it did not have enough contrast between the background and star I decided to slash the block and insert the navy strips. This was a result of looking at posts on another fabulous site "15 Minutes of Play". I really love the concept of this group using your scraps to create something different by playing and trying out things you may not necessarily try with your better fabric. I decided to include some smaller variable stars in he next round of fabric. The fun part came with using scraps to create the next strip. I am loving the citrc colours and will have to decide where to go now with this quilt. It is around 55cm (21 1/2in) square at the moment.