Sunday, 23 May 2010

My Portuguese Tiles

This time last year I was preparing to leave Portugal. At my farewell doo my favourite quilty ladies gifted me with these blocks, something to remember them by.... like I would forget them?? They were happy times..... They're blue and white with bits of yellow to represent the famous Portuguese tiles, which you can't miss if ever you go there.
I've decided to make the quilt, for goodness sakes.... almost a whole year has flown by and I haven't done anything with them! They were all different sizes so it was a little tricky. I made an extra block to complete the 10" block row, I've decided to make 2 x 5" blocks for the space that remains... then I will get out my stash of blues and invent a border, which I will start later today...

It's Quilt Class at Uttoxeter today 10am - 3pm, so.... as the song goes, Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work I go.

3 comments:

Quinta da Quilter said...

Looks wonderful!

Christa Irell said...

How beautiful this will be when it's done- and a wonderful reminder of the lovely country it represents. My husband and I visited Portugal last year and loved every single thing about it. I bought some fabric for myself with the same idea- making a little quilt to represent our time there! Can't wait to see yours when it's all together- where will you put it?

Néni said...

Vai ficar bonito e tu vais lembrar-te sempre destas alunas de Portugal. Um beijo
Noémia