All the fabrics were solid colours as I couldn’t find enough muted prints to attempt something with so many colours.
The block patterns were drawn the old fashioned way, with pencil and paper … and several erasers!
Applique was one of my earliest attempts at machine work, but the quilting was by hand.
Now I have the block designs transferred into EQ7 … and I can play with colours.
The original colours more truly reflect the colours of Australia …. many of our wildflowers grow in low rainfall areas in poor soils, and the background colour was chosen to reflect the conditions some wonderful flowers survive in.
The green background reflects what might happen when we get flooding rains to break the monotony of droughts.