Yesterday I got the first of my appliqued butterflies cut out and bonded to the background panel, ready to sew on and embellish.( legs ,feelers etc yet to be added ) I designed about 6 different butterflies of varying sizes and poses and will be putting more flying across other parts of the quilt. I have also been working on the other blocks with the big stylized ones but like this middle panel MUCH better. I am committed to putting it all together now and can do this middle panel again in different colous later as it is my own design.( for the butterflies I am trying to stick to fabrics already used in the quilt .)
Quilting is a wonderful hobby for me. I love the beautiful fabric and colours - my artistic side comes alive.
I have lived in Te Puna near Tauranga since 1978, where my husband ( R ) and I own a small orchard where we grow Kiwifruit and Avocados for export. We have a large garden and grow many other fruit, nuts and vegetables. When I was young I was a teacher and particularly liked teaching art. I have also worked in the Kiwifruit Industry in Quality Control and Auditing. I love to create and am currently passionate about patchwork and quilting. I sew by hand and using my Bernina Aurora 440 machine.
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