Friday, 1 June 2007
Road to Broken Hill 41in x 52in (est) 1996
Caity challenged us on Southern Cross Quilters to show a photo of our first quilts. This was the first quilt I ever made, and it was because of a challenge from Erica to her workmates at the library. Several of us did a mystery quilt from Lady's Circle Patchwork magazine, which turned out to be this Road to Oklahoma block. When I finished mine, I donated it to a youth charity called The Shack that I was supporting at the time. I called it Road to Broken Hill, because I arranged the colours so they moved from green (the coastal areas) through to pinky-brown, the characteristic soil colour of the desert country where I grew up. We made over $1000 for The Shack, so I felt very pleased with myself!