The pattern is by Wendy Williams of Flying Fish Kits. It's available directly from her website here, or in Issue 3 of Simply Moderne published by QuiltMania.
If you love the look of this quilt, but don't know where to start, my good friend Elizabeth Eastmond of Occasional Piece Quilt blog is running a quilt along for this quilt right now. Her introductory post is here, and she'll be posting step 2 on March 2. I've sent Elizabeth some tips and photos because I've been making Wendy's patterns for a few years now, and I have some experience with wool felt applique.
|there's still some holes to be filled in|
Here are some closeups of the flowers for my Christmas tree. I try to use a different thread and a different stitch on each one. I mainly use DMC Perle 8, but I've also started using some beautiful Wonderfil threads, including the new Sue Spargo Eleganza threads.
You'll see that some of my flowers have fabric in the centre. That's where the applique bit comes into it. I collect fabrics like this when I see them, and use them for this type of work.
|double click to enlarge the photo if you want to read the selvedges|
We're enjoying a great summer here in New Zealand. I was at a local beach at the weekend and took some photos.
I feel very fortunate to live in New Zealand.