Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Lois' Kiwiana Stack n' Whack quilt


Welcome back to my little quilting corner. If you follow me on Facebook and now Instagram you will have seen the sneak peeks of Lois' quilt, finally I have got through some other quilts to show you Lois' New Zealand (Kiwiana) flavoured quilt!


Made for her great nephew in Canada from a fabulous selection of New Zealand, or what is commonly known as "Kiwiana" fabrics.


Lois wanted edge to edge quilting and let me choose something suitable, I went with 'Allure' which looks just like a Maori fish hook when I Googled 'Maori bone fish hook' the meaning was perfect for the person receiving this quilt : "when made from bone or greenstone they represent strength, good luck and safe travel across water".


Lois also pieced the backing from Kiwiana fabrics..................look at it, isn't it amazing! This lovely quilt is off to make a new home in Canada with a young man that will surely love it!
I have a couple more quilts to share with you but I will save those for another post, I will sign off with a few photo's of my last tramping trip.


Opua/ Russell loop was a real mix of everything really. We had a two ferry rides, some bush walking, some board walks, beach walking, coffees and icecreams! A lovely walk more than tramping/hiking.







































9 comments:

  1. It sounds like a delightful tramp/walk. If ice cream is involved, count me in!

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  2. Those mangroves by the jetty look so familiar, we were there in 1968!!! What a delightful gift to be posted off, and the quilting is a finish that signifies NZ all over again. The meaning, I hadn't known that before, so good to have it in words.

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  3. You sure do get to see some wonderful scenery on your tramps Leeanne. I remember when I worked in the gift shop, customers used to come in & buy the Maori fish hook necklaces to give to people that were travelling, so I think you quilted it most appropriately.

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  4. What a great gift for Lois to give to her Great nephew and great quilting using the Allure design(Maori fish hook) to compliment it!! Wow that walk sure looks good...will have to put it on the to do list. Hugs xxxxx

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  5. That is a beautiful quiltto be sending off overseas and the quilting is perfect!! Your walk looked wonderful Leeanne, you sure get to see some great spots around your area.

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  6. lovely quilt. Looks like an interesting tramp you went on

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  7. Lovely quilting and looks like fabulous walking. Was it overnight or just one day?

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  8. The panto pattern is just perfect isn't it? Made for NZ style quilts definitely!

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  9. A walk that includes coffee and ice cream, now you are talking!!!

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