The ladies from the PP forum are doing a Black & White Challenge. We each sent to Tessa, our swap mom, 12 x 10" squares of our chosen fabric. She then returned to us 12 different fabrics (including 1 of our own) to make into a quilt, bag or whatever we chose. We can use one other colour to compliment the black and white. Here are the fabrics which I received - aren't they a wonderful selection!
Tessa is such a lovely lady, she made us all a card using black and white ribbon woven with narrow red satin, and she sent an extra piece of fabric.
It was very tempting to use red as my chosen colour, but then I came across this wonderful piece of yellow/orange/purple batik with gold swirls.
Here is my first block. I cut the batik strips at 1" wide. Once I had cut and sewn the block I squared it up to 9 and half inches. I'm not sure if this has a name, but it reminds me of chopsticks.
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Its week 5 of our building work, and we are still on schedule, even though a couple of days were lost from bad weather. Walls are almost complete and the roof will be going on next week.
I'll leave you with a few spring flowers which we have been enjoying this week.