Back in May, Leanne asked for "a postcard block - a block with anything that you might find on a postcard from where you live or your country". Eek! where to begin? I live near the Roman Sites of Hadrian's Wall so thought about trying to come up with a block to represent them, but eventually decided that my ability to replicate a pile of stones meaningfully was next to non-existent!
So with ancient history out of the question, maybe something more modern was called for. Coming into Newcastle upon Tyne by train from the South, the sight of the Tyne Bridge from the High Level Bridge is a welcome sign that I am nearly home. So I decided to have a go at representing the Bridges on the Tyne for my block for Leanne.
So here is my version of four of the seven Bridges crossing the Tyne between Newcastle and Gateshead. The Bridges are from top to bottom - Tyne Bridge, High Level Bridge, Queen Elizabeth II Bridge and the Swing Bridge.
This block is winging its way to Australia, so it seems appropriate that it has a version of the Tyne Bridge there, as it was apparently the model for the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which was built 4 years after the Tyne Bridge.
And here is the block with the original postcard that inspired it.
I am delighted to have another tick on the list of outstanding blocks for the Star of Africa Bee and now need to come up with a plan for the music-themed block that Irene asked for in July :)
If your holiday photos are of bridges or other industrial structures this year, then they could be the perfect subject for a mini quilt entry for the
At 10.5" by 8.5" this block is too small for an entry, but extended to the minimum 12" by 12" I might even get all 7 of the City Centre Tyne Bridges into a quilt :)
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