Back in April a block was designed for the Splendid Sampler QAL by Cheryl Arkison to commemorate Earth Day. The original pattern gave a design of either the US or Australia in the middle but as I have no affiliation to either of those countries I decided to do a map of Europe. I Googled outline maps of Europe but to get the whole of Europe inside a 4" circle would mean losing all definition of the various countries, and the UK was tiny with hardly any shape. It seemed that my only other option was to do a map of the UK on its own and I found this outline shape and reduced it down to fit.
I just happened to be embroidering this one whilst waiting for the Referendum results to come in. I think it rather prophetic that my block shows the UK on its own, outside of Europe. Piecing the background today I thought it looked like a whirlwind, reminding me of the state of our two main political parties at the moment as they try and decide who is going to lead them.
I hope that the original designer doesn't mind me changing the name of the block from "Earth Day" to "Brexit". It will serve to remind me of the momentous decision that this country has made.