Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Marion's Japanese tree of life....

This is the second Japanese style wall hanging that Marion has sent to me to quilt. I always enjoy stitching these panels.


Love putting texture into the critters.







Lots of soft wavy McDazzle perfect for the background. 


Thanks Marion, it was a pleasure to stitch your quilt.

Linda



Thursday, November 03, 2016

Hobo quilt

Cat made this Hobo quilt for her son. 

Free motion Baptist fans seemed perfect for this quilt.


If you would like to read more about The Hobo quilt click this link:

There are some very cute blocks in this quilt. 


Thanks for popping by. 

  


Sweet Peas

Yes, Sweet Peas are still meeting at our house every second week. I have lots of pictures to share but I wont hit you with them all at once. Andreena is very clever at spotting nice items to make for Christmas. She found the Origami Candle mat pattern which we all thought looked rather nice. So we had a sewing day, look what we made



Since we had our mat sewing day Andreena has made two more:



If you think you would like to make one of these the pattern is by Poor House Quilts.You may find other tutorials out there on the net but the method used by Poor House Quilts makes this project a breeze. As well as being used as a mat a sleeve can be attached to the back to make a wreath style hanging.

 

   

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Wynne’s beautiful flower quilt…..

I haven’t written about this quilt sooner as I knew Wynne was showing it in our exhibition.

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Wynne made his quilt over a number of years, I think five or six. The pattern by Margaret Matthews was published in the bi-monthly NZ Quilter magazine. The quilt is called “Spring Flowers” Parts of this quilt became Wynne’s portable project as she travelled New Zealand in her camper van. The series was started when she travelled with her husband and I know it holds special memories for her.The blocks have place names embroidered on them.  Wynne suggested that I could perhaps stipple the background of the blocks. I said “no”, I don’t stipple anything. Why would I stipple when I can do something much more elegant? In the borders I used a mixture of swirls and pebbles, for the blocks a much more sweeping, swirling style with pebbles around the place names. Lots of photos here, but I’m sure you will enjoy them.

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A little glimpse of the pre quilted top

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…..and just because I can another after……

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Sunday, October 02, 2016

A wee look at Taupo Quiltmakers Expo 2016….

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So many quilts to look at. This is a random selection of quilts that took my eye.

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New Zealand Baltimore made by Wynne Murdock. Quilted by me!

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One Block Wonder by Guest Exhibitor Shirley Mooney.

    

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Licorice Allsorts anyone?………

Taupo Quiltmakers will be holding their biannual exhibition at the end of this month. This is their raffle quilt which I quilted.

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All those stacks of colours made me think of  licorice all sorts.

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Setting the licorice stacks on point gave me a nice space to play feathers in the triangles and the cream border was perfect for clam shells and swirls.The outer border has bead board piano keys.

TQM Licorice Allsorts borders

TQM Licorice allsorts

…..so to buy a ticket in the raffle for this quilt come on down to our Exhibition.

Thanks for popping by

    

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