Well, here we are in the Australian Outback. Now, let me tell you, the Outback is not the optimal place for a quilting blogger to be. First of all, the sewing machine is not travelling with me. Secondly, it is way too hot to even fathom being buried under a quilt, or using a quilt for that matter. Finally, I'm barely scraping together a mobile phone signal so this post may or may not get to you! The Outback: some stunning scenery, but if you're blogging about quilts, maybe not the best place to be!
I talked Grandma Sparkles into getting these glasses because they reminded me of Anna Wintour. The bigger the better I always say!
I kept looking around for inspiration in the natural colour palettes and took the previous two photos with thoughts they might lean themselves into a quilt somehow. I think inspiration can come from the most unlikely of places, and while I'm not totally enamoured with burnt reds, the blue ombres more than made up for it! That V composition has got some big wheels turnin' in my brain!
This is simply because Charlotte is a giant cutie-patootie and she finally stood still and smiled for a photo. The tree below definitely left me excited though! I love the idea of charcoal grey with undertones of raw umber snaking across an ombre of cornflower! I've never thought much about art quilts, but hmm, maybe I should reconsider.
Now I bring you this picture to prove how sparkly Grandma Sparkles really is! She wasn't gonna let all that red and brown dusty landscape dull her sparkle, so she brought her own tiara (wink wink)! It's a sequinned ball cap that was reflecting all sorts of shine around the place. We were in no danger of losing Grandma Sparkles on one of those walking trails. This just goes to show, you can sparkle no matter where you are!