Friday, August 26, 2011

Kiwiana and a birthday present

Manaia Bird
Ileen is a new customer and has made this quilt (96" square) for one of her Granddaughters 21st present. The only request was she wanted a "Manaia Bird" --Maori carving . So I made friends with Google and got to making a stencil.

There is over 30 hours of quilting.

Please click on the photo's for more detail.

Using Madeira's Poly Neon, Sulky threads.

I used a Poly Neon variegated thread to create the  paua eyes .

Back of quilt

My Great niece is having her birthday next month so I thought it would be nice to give her a quilt.
have a fabulous weekend!


  1. Oh I wish I'd been able to see the completed Manaia quilt in person - it looks great. Lots of work in that one!! Cute quilt for Havanna - I'm sure she will love it.