Thursday, 18 October 2018

It's a Capital Day

I forgot to show you the mini quilt I made with my friend Anne for the Capital Quilters exhibition back in August.

The President's Challenge was titled "It's a Capital Day" and we had to make a mini quilt that represented our view of a "Capital Day".  Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand, even though it's not as big as Auckland.

It does hang straight and lie flat - it's the velcro making it crooked in this photo.


Anne and I decided that we would recreate the view in the school hall when our guild does our show and tell.  That is our idea of a "Capital Day".



We each made some tiny mini quilts and then we hung them on a clothes line with tiny wooden pegs. Yes, I English Paper Pieced those tiny hexagons and then hand quilted it.  It was so cute!


Anne quilted the background, and I had the job of stitching the lettering at the top.


The red bear paw block is on our guild's logo so it had special significance.

Here's what the hall looks like when we have our guild meeting. See where we got our inspiration from!





7 comments:

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Adorable! I love the way you chose to show off the mini mini quilts.

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

What a nice little quilt and so wonderful to be able to share the creation of this project with another friend. It does mirror the hall on quilt show day. Your eyes are in good shape to do all that hand work!!

FlourishingPalms said...

Such a cute and clever little quilt! I love your interpretation of your guild meeting. Perfect! What I like best is your meeting opportunity to showcase quilts. So nice! Is the clothesline always there, so you just need to bring clothespins? Makes me wish we could do something similar. It would be nice to appreciate everyone's work this way, rather than see a quilt held up for 15 seconds and then folded and put away.

Warm Quilts said...

What a creative interpretation - well done!

Unknown said...

Great idea Wendy and Ann. How big were the hexagons? Quarter inch? They look really tiny!














cityquilter grace said...

so cute wendy...we have a local shop called capital quilts for its proximity to DC of course...

mangozz said...

OMG - is that adorable or what? I absolutely love it and the background is perfect too!