A green and pleasant land

Coming home to dear old Blighty I looked out of the plane window just in time to see the fields in all their patchwork glory and inspiration struck.

So, this morning, after a few days of looking at maps and general thinking I made a start

on some blue striped linen.

I have also been looking at the wonderful boat paintings of Alfred Wallis whilst listening to the shipping forecast.

I think I may be onto something.



9 Responses to “A green and pleasant land”

  1. sweetmyrtle Says:
    June 12th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    inspired…. love it and the soft colour palette… love the alfred wallis link too.

  2. Kristina Says:
    June 12th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Thanks for this post! I had a look at Alfred’s paintings and read his biography. I liked one sentence: ‘he began painting when he was over seventy…’ – doesn’t it prove that it’s never too late to start doing something you enjoy!?

    The paintings could be called childish, but at the same time they are so professional. No wonder they can inspire…

    By the way, what you are doing is also inspiring! I’ve never been into sewing, but I keep telling myself that I should.

  3. Kristy Says:
    June 12th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    I love it. Last time I was on a plane I remember thinking how cool it would be to interpret the patchwork of green fields into a quilt. Maybe I will one day…

  4. hazeljoy Says:
    June 12th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    excellent plans janet. i look forward to seeing more xx

  5. wonderwoman Says:
    June 12th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    looking good – what a great idea!


  6. Tif Says:
    June 14th, 2009 at 2:59 am

    i need a patchwork ‘old blighty’, i didn’t know it until this moment but now i see it, i must have one… oh Janet these are just about as ‘peachy’ as ‘peachy’ can get…
    are you taking commissions? 🙂 🙂 pretty please…

  7. ruth Says:
    June 14th, 2009 at 9:33 am

    I love your patchwork map, a natural patchwork!

  8. Megan Says:
    July 6th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    This is gorgeous. Whenever I’ve flown over Britain (which hasn’t been that often admittedly!)I’ve always been reminded of patchwork too. Fabulous idea.

  9. Blighty Says:
    July 9th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    […] and sticking them round old Blighty. […]

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