BM&I #50, Parterre Block 17

After a month off, I’m back on for Bee, Myself and I.

Block 17 is a contrast to the deep rich blues of last month. It’s dry, parched and hot in North Queensland, which has inspired this dry, hot-coloured block in the colours of the Australian earth.

At some stage, I’ll do another collage image to show where I’ve got to. It has been a while since the last one. I think I’m probably just past the halfway mark now, so it would be a worthwhile exercise, even if it’s just to see where I have colour gaps in the line-up.

Bee, Myself and I is a forum for ‘selfish sewing’; any stitchery which is purely for pleasure and not to a deadline or for anyone else. The original concept belongs to Carla of Granny Maud’s Girl. To find out more, you can click through on either her blog link, or using the button a fair way down in the left hand column of this blog.

Until next time…

19 thoughts on “BM&I #50, Parterre Block 17

  1. Beautiful 🤩 Those burnished colours are perfect 😍

  2. I love this one, the little bursts of pinky purple will carry it through to other bright squares.

  3. nanacathy2 says:

    I remember a favourite book as a child which talked about the red soil in Australia- your block is perfect.

  4. Marty K says:

    Beautiful block, with all the earth tones. Wishing you — and all of Oz — a summer safe from fires (and that the current fires are contained quickly).❤️

  5. magpiesue says:

    Will this fit in with the more colorful blocks you’ve made? Or will there be a few more similar to this one to balance it out? It’s a lovely block in any case. Too bad about the stress finding a new vehicle caused; glad you found something that will work for you and hopefully hold up for many joyful trips. 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      I think it will. It reads as quite a strong, bright rusty colour, and if it’s less vivid, well, the eye needs somewhere to rest, doesn’t it? I think I’ll have to make a few more less gaudy ones within the whole assembly otherwise it’ll all be too frantic. The car is still a joy; we hadn’t realised how clunky the old one had become until we drove one that didn’t contribute its own symphony of squeaks and rattles to the overall noise of the road.

  6. I’m sorry it’s so hot and dry there. Not my favorite weather but the colors here are gorgeous! Everything must have contrast and this certainly fits the bill.

  7. tialys says:

    Love the dragonflies.

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