Sunday, November 6, 2011

Calico Christmas Quilt Show

Finally, here is 'Celebrate Onehunga'. Not the sharpest picture I've ever taken with my little camera but you get the idea. The original quilt was going to be nine panels. I will still make it - and the other two I have planned. I even have an exhibition space in mind and the word of a councillor that she can make it happen!! I warned her that it may take me a couple of years to make them.

There are some stunning quilts in the show. The highlight of the show for me was meeting the Thimblelady, Liuxin, from Sydney. She is one of the judges and does the most beautiful applique. She is also the inventor of a special thimble, hence the name. I have no desire to perfect my hand applique or hand quilting but I can admire her work. She had one small quilt on show of a tree with tiny leaves. Each leaf was about the size of a nail clipping! How on earth does she manage that?? I suppose you have to go to her classes or read her book to find out. She was demonstrating her latest tool, a stitch regulator for whipstitch piecing. I wouldn't say I have any interest in that type of patchwork either but her love for what she does is so infectious that I'm considering taking it up!

Update with a slightly better photo.

Other posts on this quilt
pukeko take 2
second cabbage tree
Onehunga Bay reserve
mosaic table and chair
first cabbage tree
Inspiration and start of One Tree Hill


  1. Wow - it's great to see it all in one piece finally. It looks terrific. Missed out on Calico Xmas this year (would have been nice to see it in person) but there's always next year...

  2. Hi Rona . Your wall hanging looks great - so good to see it 'all' at last. Really love the table and chair and the birdie block. Your FMQ looks fantastic too.

  3. Great to finally see it all together! I missed Calico Christmas this year too, I hadn't amassed enough brownie points with the husband ;) and he wanted to go fishing so he won!

  4. Wow!! I like what you've got going there! Beautiful! ;)


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