Saturday, November 5, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival 2011 - Mt Cook Sunrise

this quilt began when we lived in Dunedin and was a group project with my Dunedin quilt group - The Garage Ladies. Michelle led us with this quilt, and it was the first time for me to do foundation piecing, I just love it now and teach this class several times a year
 not the best piccie, but in my haste to get this post up, the best that I could do as I just couldn't find where I have stored the better photos,
 it currently hangs in my shop, just over the batik collection, as I find these work very well in this type of quilt. I made this to hang on the bedroom wall of our holiday home here in Twizel, that was way before we moved here, the colours in this are so reminiscent of the magnificent sunrises and sunsets that we have here in paradise
 I really loved putting this quilt together, and I love teaching it as well. It is fascinating watching others put their own mark on this design, and watch it all come together. I have been meaning to try it out in black and white, with just a splash of red, ...stunning, but then it would hardly be Mt Cook Sunrise then huh..
 I am off to Temuka today, taking The Rowan Tree Quilt Gallery for an outing...to Ashfield Manor House in Temuka for a Garden Walk, Quilt Show & Mini Fete
 at least the weather is a bit kinder today with blue skies, and no snow or rain like yesterday, much better weather for a garden walk!
then I am coming back to finish off this quilt, which is a surprise Christmas present for someone that I won't mention just in case they stumble on this post
pop on over to the Bloggers Quilt Festival and enter your quilt and check out all the others!
Enjoy your weekend whatever your plans...

18 comments:

Shannon said...

This is so pretty! I love compass blocks and broken up compass blocks especially. What lovely colors you chose!

Susan said...

Gorgeous quilt Shiree. Sounds like a lovely day out, have fun.

marina said...

lovely quilt! Your christmas one looks so pretty too.
Enjoy your quilty day out and hope the weather stays nice for you.

Margaret said...

Love NYB's!

Margaret
msolomo1@maine.rr.com
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Kate said...

Love love love this quilt Shiree do you sell the pattern in the shop??? Have a great weekend

kameleonquilt said...

Beautiful quilt, and I can see you have beautiful sunsets too :-)

SewWhatsNew said...

beautiful quilt. Love it.

Deb said...

Hope you had a lovely day out and about hun.

Editfolt said...

Greetings from Hungary. I really like your quilt. Beautiful colors, and stitching. I love the asymmetrical patterns.

shez said...

Beautiful projects and lovely post.

Too many eggs said...

gorgeous quilt, i wish i lived a little closer so i could do you class . . . .

Elyte said...

Your Mt Cook sunrise is gorgeous and the name captures it all. It would be interesting to see all the different interpretations as you teach the different groups.
Hope your outing was successful and enjoyable.

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

LOVELY! makes me want to hop on a plane and go see a sunset in paradise!!!!!

Karyn said...

That's an impressive quilt! Good work. Wow!

Lynette (NZ) said...

Love that New York Beauty block, and those colour combos are perfect in the gifty one.

stitchinpenny said...

Magnificent!

Kathy said...

Really pretty colors, great job piecing, too! Thanks for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

I love your quilt and the beautiful colors, but please don't use baby talk! "piccie" just isn't in my dictionary or my vocabulary.