Hastings, knitting WIPs and a little blue quilting

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I have said before that it has been a little too hot to knit in this heatwave. Luckily I have no deadlines for my plethora of WIPs or else I’d be in trouble. I have been able to progress a little on my sewing project – mid afternoon the workspace in my dining room is cool – so I have been taking up residence there and working on my quilt top. It’s been a pleasure to play fabric piecing. I won’t lie that it is working perfectly, there will be a few wiggles in the finished quilt and a lot of adjustments along the way.  I know the theory that cutting accurately is the essential part of quilt making  – read this again – IN THEORY (!)

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For me, the coast is always an attraction come rain or shine, however in this constant heat it is more so.  I fitted in a little seaside trip.  A little bit of Hastings consoles my soul, for the vista and also the memories of living here as a child. I often wonder why I ‘landed’ inland and how long I can remain here.

Right this minute I am wondering if I chose blue quilt pieces as they remind me of the sea and the sky. Here are the cliffs and the beach at Rock a Nore and looking around the headland towards Fairlight (there used to be a nudist beach around the headland, not sure if there still is!)

 

What makes us choose the colours we work with? Anyone have stories about just that?

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4 thoughts on “Hastings, knitting WIPs and a little blue quilting

    Fred the Needle said:
    July 14, 2018 at 6:07 am

    your quilt is coming along beautifully, I adore blue it is such a calming colour. I can see your connection with the sea!

    Kate said:
    July 14, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    I love the blues in your quilt, it looks very pretty.

      tinaor responded:
      July 16, 2018 at 7:41 am

      Thank you.

    ReginaMary said:
    July 16, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    I love how you laid out the quilt blocks! Beautiful.

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