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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Shirley’s Wild Animal Quilt

We met up with two other couples, old friends of many years, for lunch yesterday, and surprise, surprise, the other ladies are quilters too.  We weren’t always quilters, but as the years moved on, we started quilting, one by one.  Shirley had brought along the quilt top she had just completed for us other two quilters to admire.  It is a large single sized quilt, and her husband Lewis is completely hidden behind it as he holds it up for the photo shoot.
DSCF8702 Shirley and her Wild Animal quilt
This was a “block of the month” quilt and Shirley purchased it from Grandmother’s Garden Quilt Shop in Hamilton. The fabrics supplied were lovely batiks and Shirley enjoyed stitching each block as it was sent out.  There was an awful lot of work involved in this quilt as every spot and stripe on the animals is appliquéd onto the body fabric.  This will be a gift for her little grand-daughter in Auckland, who is sure to love it for years to come.  Shirley did a wonderful job, and as she commented, she now just has to quilt it!


Katie said...

My goodness! Every spot and stripe?

Jenny said...

Yes indeed, it really is a work of art. Lots and lots of tiny pieces all appliqued on to the animals!