Anyway I took these photos yesterday when I was mobile so now I can show you the big pink crumb quilt - I've called it Coconut Ice because it is exactly that lolly pink and cream that school fete coconut ice always used to be. And probably still is. Just a traditional Bears Paw with random triangles for the claws.
It's busy, with not a lot of places for the eye to rest, but I like it. The quilting is dense, and I'm not sure about the patterns I did in the cream, but it's all an experiment! I used up lots more crumb blocks in the border but I still have MILLIONS in the drawer. Which is just fine, I have a heap more ideas. I'm toying with entering this one in the exhibition, it's lurid enough to make an impact from across the room.
My dad says to tell you that he did catch fish down the beach - in fact he caught five fish - but he had to throw them back because they were too small. He was concerned that I had maligned his fish-catching abilities, which are unparallelled; it's just that Australian fish need to grow a bit, not like properly-sized New Zealand fish.