Here is the first of the pair of quilts that I'll be taking with me to the National Quilting Symposium (held every 2 years) in just over a fortnight. These will be hung in the Tutor's Exhibition. I'm very excited and nervous about teaching there, as this is THE big event in the quilting calendar in New Zealand, and I know that some of the quilters in my classes are coming from Australia, the UK and USA.
My Pfaff has suddenly developed a tension problem, with only the "sky" part of the quilt left to do. I might leave it for today, as the later in the day that I sew, the more mistakes I make, being a morning person.
The quilts represent the landscape of Otago, the region I now live in. The fabrics in this one are painted, as opposed to dyed, and the appliqued animals are all found here - seals, penguins, lizards and gulls. Each part of the landscape is quilted with a different design.
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