Well can't you just tell I'm on half term break this week. Having the time to skip around a few blogs looking for inspiration and just having a good old nosey I spotted some patchwork houses on Sewcatherine's blog.
This made me think of these photos I took in Venice. They are of the end of St Mark's Basilica where it butts up to the Doge's Palace and they're made up of dozens of different marbles all cut to show the beautiful graining.
Early patchworkers at work I think :o)
We had to queue for entry to the Basilica for about half an hour so it gave me lots of opportunity to view them at my leisure