Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Taupo’s got talent

A while a go I mentioned that I was quilting an item that was going to entered into a competition.The competition was organised by Nutex Fabrics (they make all the Kiwiana themed fabrics) and the New Zealand Quilter magazine.

Rochelle designed a Kiwi Christmas tree using Kiwiana Fabrics cut in Koru shapes.I was thrilled when Rochelle asked me to quilt it for her.

wall hanging one


I put trapunto behind the koru shapes, micro stippled pebbles behind them and then moved on out to larger Free Motion.

wall hanging two

Isn’t this part at the bottom with the Pukeko cute? So Kiwi.

Rochelles Wall hanging 1

Rochelle is so creative she even put a very cute label on the back.

wall hanging label

Rochelle’s entry was selected to go on tour around New Zealand. If you see the Nutex/NZ Quilter exhibition near you please go and check out Rochelle’s creation.

Well done Rochelle.


  1. Linda this is lovely - both the quilt and the quilting!

  2. A wonderful piece - glad to hear that it is in the traveling show.

  3. What a great Christmas tree-love it. Your quilting on it is fantastic Linda. Glad it was selected to travel.

  4. Oh wow! That's simply beautiful. I love how the black highlights the fabrics and that quilting just makes everything pop. Fantastic quilt and very deserving of being in the travelling show. Well done both of you!

  5. What a stunning Kiwi quilt, love the swampies too, and your beautiful quilting....

  6. HI Linda, I've just come across this quilt on pinterest - with no link but lucky you had your watermark on the photo so I could track it down! Do you know if Rochelle ever made a pattern out of this - or, do you think she would mind it being copied ... has she an email address so I could ask her? Many thanks :-)


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