Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Michelle's Snuggle Bugs quilt.....................

A thoroughly enjoyable quilting experience hanging out with these cute bugs for a few days!

Made by Michelle through the 'block-of-the-month system through her local quiltshop in the south island.

How adorable are these little faces? Michelle gave me free range to quilt how I thought would best suit the design which is both exhilarating and a nervous time with the constant words chattering in my head "I hope she likes it".....................

Anyhow, no need for me to worry Michelle was delighted..........whew! The quilt measures 60" x 84" and Michelle asked for cotton batting. I used a mix of threads mainly Glide in three different colours. After some time pondering the design for the large four- patches I was happy with the design, clean and uncluttered.

A swagged border and leafy vine for the inner and outer borders. I wonder what Michelle's choice for binding will be?

I hope you enjoyed seeing Michelle's beautiful quilt. My next blog post will be another of Michelle's creations too..............until then here are a couple of photo's of my failed attempt at climbing to the summit of Mt Taranaki...............The weather had other plans, but we did get one full days walk in doing the Kokowai Round trip, staying at the historical Camphouse.

One day of full tramping bush and experiencing the alpine then the next day off into the Len Lye gallery in New Plymouth, a cafe lunch then to the movies - 'Hidden Figures'......that was a fabulous movie! Even an evening of fancy dress..........I dressed as a carrot!

me outside the Len Lye gallery


  1. The weather - ye gods -
    however, some beautiful work in that quilt and of course your quilting !!

  2. What a cute quilt, and you finished it off perfectly. That is a lot of pebbling. I don't do that too well--you do!
    Looks like you had quite an adventure, even if the weather changed your itinerary. : )

  3. Love the "bugs"and your quilting sets it off beautifully! Sorry the weather didn't play nice for your excursion x

  4. what a lovely quilt and your quilting works so well with the bugs etc. Shame about the weather but you still had lots of fun

  5. Gorgeous bug quilt Leeanne .... I would've quite liked to have seen you dressed as a carrot !!!!!

  6. What did you think of the Gallery? So much work in that quilt, pretty cute too.

  7. Yummy Bugs quilt and quilting Leeanne.
    Bummer about the weather for Taranaki but thats the mountains for you aye!! When we did the Milofrd couldnt see Mckinnons pass and one of our guides did the track nine times beofre he saw the pass!! xxxx

  8. Those bugs are very cute!! Sorry the old Naki didn't turn on better weather for you-maybe next time??

  9. Love the bugs, they are very cute!! Shame you had bad weather for your time at Taranaki, but you do a great carrot!!!