Saturday, November 4, 2017

Pasifika #1



Another finish of a project started during one of my classes at October's National Quilt Symposium in Christchurch.

This is a white dupion silk, free-motion quilted wallhanging, using Pasifika designs - a class tutored by Donna Ward (who won three prizes at symposium, including Best in Show!)



I used an aqua-blue theme for the quilting threads (because if it turned out okay I planned to hang it in our bedroom)...aqua in the middle, a variegated in the top right corner, and a deeper blue on the bottom left corner designs.



Donna was another friendly, relaxed and supportive tutor who gave us lots of tips about quilting Pasifika-themed designs; I really enjoyed her class.


Here it is 'in-situ'... it measures 18" x 16"...


The backing of the wallhanging is just a simple pinstripe with corner pockets for the hanging stick to sit in. 

And a Pasifika 'kia ora' or 'talofa' to visitors from Amanda Jean's Finish It Up Friday!! And I am thrilled to have had my Halfmoon Bay quilt featured in Kelly's Needle and Thread Thursday linky!!

18 comments:

  1. Stunning! It looks incredible hanging on the wall!

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    1. Thanks Lucy! Not bad for a 'practice piece'!

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  2. Wow! Great quilting!

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    1. Thanks, I really enjoy trying new FMQ motifs.

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  3. That is lovely work. Beautiful result!

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    1. Thank you; I am really pleased (and it was so easy!)

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  4. What a fabulous quilting job you did on your class sample!!

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  5. Oh the quilting! I love seeing quilting like this as it inspires me! I've always had a hard time figuring out how to fill a space! Your quilt is beautiful and worthy of a wall to hang it one!

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    1. Thank you Jayne; it is always good to find different ideas, I know.

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  6. Wow, this is beautiful! I love the different motifs!

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    1. Thanks Alison; they do make it interesting to look at.

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  7. This is really pretty, you're quilting is wonderful. So nice with the wave and the different threads!

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    1. Thanks Judy, it was certainly a relaxing class to take at the symposium.

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