|Tropical rainforest meets sugarcane|
|banana flower turning to fruit|
|Pre-harvest burning of sugarcane|
|Cairns birdwing butterfly|
|Curtain fig tree|
|Daintree - where the forest meets the sea|
|Daintree river in the distance|
|Tall Melaleuca (paperbark) trees|
I was also lucky enough to be able to realise my childhood dream of going snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. I saw hundreds of beautiful fish (including the famous 'Nemo' clownfish) corals, reef sharks (supposedly harmless but I swam away quickly - yikes!) and giant clams.
|Google image - Clownfish|
Back to reality and some sewing, I have done two more blocks for my Comfort Quilt. Each block is made up of eight mini-blocks...
When I was away I didn't sew much at all, just some for the CCCQ. When I opened the plastic pouch back home the block was damp (it was very humid in Queensland) and the white background had some dis-colouration (I'm guessing from the red fabric) and mould specks - aaagh. I wasn't going for the aged look, I was wanting fresh and bright! But it's not very noticeable and I didn't want to start over so I've continued on and hope it will literally "all come out in the wash" - don't worry I'll be using colour catchers.
|CCCQ Block #13|