Friday 27 September 2019

Portraits Quilts (and the Peacock Party)

Here it is, in all its beauty - the Portraits quilt that I made for Anna Maria Horner. 

Donna Ward from Hamilton did the amazing quilting. Thank you Donna! 

In case you've forgotten, back in April Anna Maria Horner asked if I would like to make this quilt to help promote her upcoming tour of New Zealand. 

I jumped at the chance, and I've really enjoyed working with the gorgeous fabrics that make up the Conservatory Chapter 2 range. 

You can read my earlier posts about making this quilt here:
unwrapping the fabrics
fussy cutting the fabrics
piecing the blocks

I used another Anna Maria Horner print on the back

When it was finished I decided that I really did need to block it to ensure it was square.  I washed it in cold water, and then pinned it out on these play mats that I keep especially for this purpose. 

When it dried it was perfectly square. 

Finished size: 66" x 85"

I love the finished quilt, and I am so thrilled that Anna Maria Horner invited me to make it and share my experiences on my blog.

If you haven't got a ticket for Anna Maria's lecture or classes yet, you better move quickly.   I really encourage you to attend a class or lecture if at all possible.  It's sure to be inspirational.  Here are the dates and venues:

Hosted by Fabco, Anna Maria will be teaching and lecturing around New Zealand for the first time. Contact the following shops to book your time with her! The shops have all released details of the lectures and classes now.

November 19-20 - All Things Patchwork, Auckland
November 21- Cottage Flair, Rotorua
November 22-23- Donna’s Quilt Studio, Hamilton 
November 25-26- Busy Bee, Wellington
November 27-28- Quilter’s Lane, Masterton 
November 29-30- Quilting Shed, Oamaru

Now it's time for you to share what you've been working on this week.  Feel free to link up a recent blog post below.

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Cathy said...

What a gorgeous quilt to showcase those fabrics.

Alison V. said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

That is absolutely stunning! I love all the use of color!!

Tami Von Zalez said...

The mushroom fabric is my favorite.

I've linked up - thank you for hosting!

Sue Rostron said...

That looks lovely. Have a great time at the class.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Fabulous! I love the colors.

Quilting Babcia said...

All I can say is Wow! You more than did justice to those lovely fabrics, your quilt is gorgeous, especially that Dresden block that anchors the entire design.

audrey said...

What a fantastic quilt! Lots to look at and love here.:)

Angie in SoCal said...

Absolutely stunning! Love it.