Saturday, July 9, 2011

I've been busy reading and planning...

The New Zealand Quilter magazine is a quarterly magazine published out of Wellington.  There are always interesting articles to read and several patterns of quilts etc to make.  The latest issue profiles the Hoffman Challenge quilts (with the winner on the cover), the bedsize quilts from the Remarkable Symposium in Queenstown and some of our local quilters along with other articles of interest. 
A Cut Above
Joanne Mitchell
64 in x 64 in
The quilt A Cut Above  caught my eye when I was reading the magazine, and obviously the attention of those who saw it on display at Queenstown.  It is going to be shared with the readers of the NZ Quilter magazine with one block published in this issue and the others will follow one block at a time in future issues.   There will be 13 blocks and each is a paper cut block with a New Zealand flavour and they are needleturn applique.
Since my copy of the New Zealand Quilter magazine arrived the other day I have been planning on doing this quilt- since each issue comes out every 3 months I'm hoping that I might be up to the challenge- first thing though will be to decide on fabric... Here is a picture of the first block-
The Ponga block


  1. Wow, great quilt. Love the way it looks. Hope you have lots of fun making those blocks as they come.

  2. Beautiful.... lots of work but so worth it.....


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