Friday 16 April 2021

Neptune and the Mermaid update

Well, believe it or not, I haven't cut any houses for the Little Houses quilt yet.  

On my way to my quilt storage room I have to walk past my quilt ladder in the hall.  Neptune and the Mermaid has been hanging there since November, and as I contemplated starting something new, I thought that I should really do a bit more hand quilting on Neptune and the Mermaid first.  

I did a LOT of hand quilting in January and February as I worked quickly to finish two quilts for the Aotearoa Quilters' exhibition in Rotorua next month.  My hands needed a break after that, so I didn't do any hand quilting for a few weeks.  Now I'm enjoying easing back into it again.  

There are nine blocks in this quilt.  I seem to be dabbling in all of them, and finishing none! I guess my approach could be described as "incremental".  I add a bit of stitching, and then wait a few days to see if that's enough, or I need to add more. 

The three blocks above are the closest to being finished.  Although I still may add more quilting yet. 

The two below are still in progress:

And then there's another four in various states of completion.  

I'm really enjoying this different style of quilting.  These blocks have made me step outside my comfort zone. 

The pattern is by Wendy Whellum (Legend and Lace) and it's called Pieces of the Past.  Wendy has some of the blocks in her ETSY shop. I hand pieced these blocks in a class at the NZ Quilt Symposium in Auckland in 2019.  You can read an earlier blog post here. 

This weekend it's the Kapiti Quilters exhibition at Southward Car Museum.  I'm going up for a look, and possibly a bit of retail therapy because they have a good lineup of merchants.  I'll take my Kaffe/Brandon Octopus bag, so if you see me, do say hello.  

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Gretchen Weaver said...

Have fun at the quilt show! The quilting you've quilted on your quilt is lovely. You are wise to listen when the quilt speaks to you and says how she wants to be quilted, happy stitching!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Wendy you have done such a beautiful job in this quilt. The quilting is so pretty and it really is going to provide a beautiful finished quilt! Hugs

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love all those quilt blocks really lovely

chrisknits said...

Love your quilting on the top, such whimsy and fun.

Linda said...

What a fabulous quilt. Your colours and fabrics are gorgeous and of course, your perfectly even quilting. Hope your quilts do well in Rotorua

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

This quilt is such a beauty. It is so much fun to look at each block. Happy quilting.

FlourishingPalms said...

Your hand stitching is SO pretty, Wendy! It seems that after you have a break from hand quilting, you manage to pick it up again weeks later and continue to stitch just as beautifully. Gorgeous! I'm happy for you to get to go to a quilt show. Those days are coming here soon. I'm happy to say that 15 of us in the Central Florida Modern Quilt Guild met yesterday, indoors and in-person. It was wonderful not wearing masks because everyone has been vaccinated! Hoorah!

Celine said...

WOW your quilt is amazing

Sharon Kwilter said...

All your projects are amazing. Thanks for sharing them.