It's time to stop mucking about.

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I'm seriously unhappy with the James quilt so I've put it to one side for now. I've got a little while before the deadline so if I change my mind I can finish it off but I'm thinking of cutting it down and using it in something else. I need to stop thinking about the Gallipoli quilts and just start them. That way I can have enough time to adjust if something isn't working at the other end.

I have a tentative layout which I'm going to work on as I go. I'm also working on sketches for the seperate images, working mostly from the old images from the Australian War Memorial.

I found a great photo from Gallipoli which had been coloured in by hand and I'm using the colours in this image as the basis for the colour selection. Thankfully I really like these colours, they're still calm and muted but a step away from the sepia tones we're used to seeing from WWI photos. This photo doesn't capture the colours perfectly but you can get the idea.

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I'm also planning on using lots of white as a base and to connect the quilts.

Here are a few of the sketches (sorry if they're a bit blurry):

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