How many of my readers here remember watching the Paul Hogan Show? Beaut Aussie entertainment there, I’ve just been watching it on DVD. People seemed more “Australian” then. Shame that most of our top talent moves offshore when they get really famous, though. I promise, dear readers, that should I ever become obscenely famous (hahaha) I will stay an aussie always. Anyway, in keeping with the local flavour, thought I’d flick up a challenge piece I did a few years back now with a good aussie theme. The challenge fabric had all these rich earthy colours in it, so just had to go with something a little ‘native’, but as all good Aussie Artists are aware, it is not on to directly copy the aboriginal artistic style, but it’s a great inspiration, like all ethnic art forms. I did this one in reverse applique, stitched on the machine, of course. The piece is 50cm x 70cm and was for the Queensland Quilters challenge. Some of those little bits were pretty tricky for turning under the seam allowances.