Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Your Place or Mine progress

Tomorrow is a holiday in New Zealand and I'll be working on the 'Your Place or Mine?' Block of the Month. You can read more about the blocks I've completed here.

The holiday is Waitangi Day (also referred to as New Zealand Day). It's the day we celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, our founding document, signed in 1840 by the native Maori people and the European settlers (mainly English and Scottish). Businesses and schools will be closed, so most of us have a holiday. The shops will still be open of course.

Month 5 in progress
I've fallen a little bit behind with this Block of the Month, so I'm aiming to complete months 5 and 6 in February, before month 7 arrives at the end of the month. Unlike most quilting BOMs, this one consists mainly of hand sewing. There are many felt shapes to cut out and stitch onto the background fabric. Above is a photo of month 5 in progress. The felt pieces are sewn on with Perle 8 which has a nice sheen.

Someone did ask for some close up photos of the centre piece, so here they are:





The flowers in the flower garden above are circles cut from fabric and then appliqued onto felt, which is then cut into a circle and stitched onto the background fabric.



The doors and windows are all sewn onto the houses before they are attached to the background. I'm really enjoying making this quilt.

I'm linking up with Esther's WOWsWiP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and Needle and Thread Thursday.

29 comments:

Karyn said...

Wow! That is great. So colourful. It's such a bonus having a mid week holiday!

Annemieke said...

Hi, found your blog through Ester's. Your work looks beautiful and neat. May I ask where did you get the pattern? I like it when your appliques are sewn over the patched pieces!
I've never been to New Zeeland but my daugther has, so she told me about it and showed pictures off course.Have a nice day off tomorrow!
Groetjes
Annemieke

Annemieke said...

I'm sorry I forget to say that I love the work you made in the picture in the header! Very very nice.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Jo said...

It's looking amazing!

Wendy said...

that is beautiful! Is that all one block? How big is it?

Plum Cox said...

What a lovely happy quilt! Wonderful! Enjoy your holiday day.

Amanda said...

Wow you have done well to keep up as much as you have. I have cut out the last 2 houses for the centre block and have them sitting next to my sewing seat but haven't got there for a couple of weeks. School start and work have just got in the way. You have done an amazing job so far.

Val Spiers said...

This quilt is gorgeous. I love those houses.
valspierssews

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

It looks wonderful. There are so many stitches to make, but what a fun project.

Little Island Quilting said...

Fabulous. A real riot of colour.

Mary Huey said...

Beautiful work and fun pattern -- are you choosing the colors?

Valerie Reynolds said...

Wendy, I'm stopping by from Freshly Pieced and I'm sooooo glad I did! I'm so inspired by your work! I not only added myself as a GFC follower but added ya to my blog roll under Wool Inspiration! (I'm just started to applique on wool this year!!) YAH!!! I'm glad I found your blog! Stop by: myplvl.blogspot.com

Lorraine said...

Wendy, thank you so much for sharing some close-ups. I've admired this BOM in the past but have not had the opportunity to see it up close. I can see how much stitching there is! Really lovely, thanks for sharing.

Stitches and Seeds said...

I love the circle flowers! Gorgeous. x

Ruth said...

Gorgeous colour - the felt and fabric look great together.

Bead and Needle said...

This is such HAPPY, creative work...just beautiful! Happy Waitangi Day - Happy Wednesday...Tanya

Jehnny said...

Wow, those blocks are beautiful! And so much work, I can't believe you hand stitch them! Fantastic job!

LA Paylor said...

you make me like WOW quilts! I love the whimsy and color
LeeAnna Paylor my blog is Not Afraid of Color
lapaylor.blogspot.com

dq said...

Gotta make this quilt some day. I LOVE IT!!! I have always loved quilts with houses or villages on them. This one is unique. I really like the colors.

Tanyia said...

wow, that is so cool!

sally anoyrkatis said...

Love the beautiful, bright colours on this, it looks amazing. And I really like how you combine the felt with the other fabrics. I quite often use recycled wools for my quilts but don't often combine it with other fabric, I've got a few ideas going round my head to try and work that in a bit more but I never seem to get round to it. Seeing how effective your combinations are might give me the push I need. Thank you!

Tubaville said...

Your work is amazing! I love all the details and the stitching in the felts. Exquisite!

Bunny said...

Love those little sail boats. This is going to be an amazing quilt.
Bunny

sherry said...

so bright...love it, love it, love it...

RobinSue said...

Wow! This is amazing - I can't imagine how much time you put in hand sewing all those pieces. Love It!

A Quilter's Mission said...

Love the whimsy of it all! Here from Needle and Thread Thurs.

Paula Hughes said...

This is amazing! Iove all the colors and your work is so perfect. Awesome piece.

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

This looks fabulous! I love the colors, and all of the interesting shapes. It is so much fun!

Thanks for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Michele P. said...

Fabulous quilt. Love the great colors and the design.