So, New Zealand, the country of my birth, decided to keep its boring old flag that looks almost identical to Australia's, rather than go with a nice new flag that looks pretty cool and is uniquely NZ. Normally Kiwis aren't at all averse to change, having a strong why-the-hell-not streak, so I don't quite know what was going on there - there wasn't a big turnout of voters. However, I did finish up my restrained flag-based triangle quilt in honour of the vote.
It was very simple and easy and the quilting is basic baptist fans, and I really like this one. I will do that pattern again I think - when I want to use a limited range of fabrics and show them off. Here is a close-up of the union jack fabric in action. Waving.
And very unusually I had a matching backing fabric. This is Christmas cotton that I picked up from Spotlight for 80% off or something equally ridiculous. Most of the patterns were santas and stockings and obviously Christmas material, but I thought the stars didn't shriek yuletide in the same way, and I bought every scrap they had. Bargain!
I called this one "People and Murals are Strange" because people and murals ARE strange and there's no getting away from it. We are having a quiet Easter at home without going away or trying to achieve much, and so far so good, but I may be bored by tomorrow.