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Friday, August 19, 2016

Swell and a String of Pearls

This sculpture called Swell is on the lake front downtown Taupo.

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I have often thought it would be the perfect place to photograph a quilt.So on a sparkly frosty morning I headed on down to grab a photo opportunity.

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Sadly a curved surface is not so good for draping a quilt on.

Swell and string of pearls

…but wait there’s always the chain fence…

 string of pearls on chain fence

By the way this is my quilt! The pattern is from Sew Kind of Wonderful. It is from their Urban series and is called Urban Birthday.  Peggy pieced it for me and I of course quilted it. I used Sew Kind of Wonderful’s clever quilting rulers to Stitch in  the ditch and to create the channels for the pearls. BTW I stitched about 3500 pearls into this quilt top. That’s why the quilt is called “String of Pearls”

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Thanks for popping by

6 comments:

  1. Ooh, it's gorgeous on the chain fence with the lake in the background, but the closeup reveals even more beauty. It's amazing - kudos to you and Peggy!

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  2. So beautiful - congratulations on your joint effort. Your new quilt looks wonderful with Lake Taupo as the backdrop.

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  3. Lovely soft colours and an interesting pattern, never seen one like this before. Your quilting is beautiful, complements the pattern so well.

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  4. Gorgeous quilt, the icy blues look perfect against the lake and mountains. Hasn't this weather been glorious!

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  5. Sorry I'm a bit behind Linda. this is a stunning quilt. Fancy doing all those pearls - your head must have been going around in circles by the end...lol. Love the backdrop. Hugs Clare

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