I cut out some 3.5" squares so that I had the beginnings of a quilt ready to sew as I was heading to New Zealand to visit my son and daughter in law.
The scenery was amazing. This was as I was walking from their place to the closest town, a 30 minute walk.
Below the beautiful lake Wanaka in the South Island. A gorgeous part of the world.
While my son was at work, I borrowed my daughter in law's sewing machine and began putting the pieces together to make the blocks below. That one is still to be quilted, but is a flimsy now and is next in line.
On my return though, I sandwiched and began quilting these cute monkey wrench blocks (from Bonnie Hunter's free pattern here).
As is often the case, you keep a fabric for long enough and it comes in just right. The batik for the border was just that fabric. I really enjoyed putting the blocks together using small scraps and co-ordinating the colours.
For the backing, my mother in law had passed on this butterfly fabric that worked well. I also had fun free-motion quilting the flowers as an overall pattern.
A bit of a close up on some of the blocks:
This has now been passed on to a friend whose daughter is expecting her first baby. So my friend will be a new grandma! How exciting is that for her. I find such pleasure in creating and then being able to pass quilts on to people where I know they will be appreciated, used and bring joy.
Trust you're finding delight in creating too.
Until next time,
What a lovely quilt! So full of scrappy goodness. The warm yellow sashing makes the quilt so cheerful.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos of New Zealand!
Your quilt came out beautifully; I am sure they will just love it...hugs, JulieroseReplyDelete
Lynn, what a beautiful quilt! The soft yet bright colors are so appealing, and your quilting is just the perfect texture! You're right about that batik border being exactly right. Amazing what lurks in our stash :)ReplyDelete
Ahh, Lynn, your blocks are perfection and I'm so impressed with your quilting. You are so talented!ReplyDelete
Your photos of New Zealand are beautiful!! I'd love to visit there someday. Now, the quilt--that border came in right handy at the right time! And beautiful quilting!!!!ReplyDelete