Friday, 7 October 2022

Neptune and the Mermaid

My Neptune and the Mermaid quilt is finished and currently on display in the Quilt Symposium exhibition at the Lower Hutt Events Centre.  

I started this quilt in a class with Wendy Whellum at the Auckland Quilt Symposium in 2019.  We made our own plastic templates and hand pieced each of the blocks.  

Here's some close ups of the blocks for those who can't make it to the exhibition:

I chose to use some gorgeous fabrics called "Neptune and the Mermaid" by Tokyo Milk for Free Spirit Fabrics.  And some Tula Pink too as required.  

I finished the blocks reasonably quickly, but I spent months hand quilting it all with Aurifil 12wt.  I used quilting templates for the first time and I'm very happy with the orange peel design in the borders and sashing.  

you can see the lines I made with my hera marker

I finished this quilt months ago, but I couldn't show it to anyone because I wanted it to be a surprise at Quilt Symposium.  

I can't even remember how big it is now, but it definitely covers the top of our queen sized bed.  

Now it's time for the Peacock Party.  I've just realised that the colours of Neptune and the Mermaid fit the peacock theme beautifully.  That's why they call me Mrs Peacock!

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Gretchen Weaver said...

Such a beautiful quilt! I can't believe how fast you hand piece. Happy stitching!

Michelle said...

Wendy, Neptune and Mermaid is beautiful and amazing! Each block is so detailed. And your hand-quilting is lovely.

Cathy said...

Oh, what a fun and gorgeous quilt! And what lovely hand quilting. Congrats to you on your finish.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

That orange peel quilting is amazing, Wendy!!! Beautiful job on hand piecing, plus fussy cutting each block!!!

Juliana said...

I'm so glad you feature photographed each block so that we can see the incredible fussy cutting and wonderful fabric! This quilt is so beautiful.

Mystic Quilter said...

Amazing blocks Wendy!!

Sumac said...

Your quilts are always exquisite, from fabric choices to finishing. Marvelous fussy cutting.

tubakk said...

Such a wonderful quilt. And hand quilted, a real masterpiece. Congratulations on this finish.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

A very unique quilt! Congrats! Hugs

Marie said...

Beautiful work Wendy - your fussy cutting really makes it!