Ali Wilkinson

Swimming in Tidal Pools

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One of my favourite quilty bloggers called out for testers recently and I volunteered because I am always game for trying things out. Molli Sparkles has created a block he calls Tidal Pools and I selected the above fabrics for my version. I chose the grey Carolyn Friedlanders Botanics print as it reminded me of the hurricane that at the time I made the block was about to make landfall in Mexico and had been omnipresent on the news media that day. But I wanted things to be a bit positive too, and so I chose the Pearl Bracelets in a sunny yellow to represent the sunshine after the storm, with the little pearls being droplets of ran remaining.

Gosh, this all sounds very arty-farty, doesn’t it?!

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Here’s my finished block. And if you are keen, here’s Molli’s pattern published today, including a variation for people who like to make things that little bit more challenging/interesting.

It’s a cute block, and I am now very inspired by the yellow and grey to make more items in those colours.

In other news, I finished my first review of the three books which arrived this week and they are all fabulous and will be the subject of further posts in the future. I will be up before the crack of dawn tomorrow to watch the All Blacks take on the Wallabies in the rugby world cup final. I am getting quite stressed about the whole thing, which amuses my kiwi-born husband as I have only been a kiwi for 12 years! Go the All Blacks! (PS my favourite joke of this tournament – what do you get when you take the ABs out of the Wallabies? A bunch of Wallies!! Love it!)

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