Saturday, September 3, 2016

Land of the Long White Cloud. by Kerry

I wanted to piece the background but decided to try a confetti effect so used the colours of New Zealand . Red for the Pohutakawa, Yellow for the sun,Blue for the sea and of course green for the land. Enjoyed making this little quilt for you Lynn . On its way tomorrow.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Deb - 'True Blue'


When I think of my country I immediately think of all our unique animals!

Hope you enjoy all your little quilts Lynn. I enjoyed making this one. 

Friday, August 12, 2016

My Country by Ngaire

Our Country features great places, scenery and many diverse cultures. We also have a huge collection of New Zealand fabrics that feature many of the aspects of life here in New Zealand. Here are a few that show case our Maori culture and of course the silver fern. Ngaire

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

"My Country" - for Lynn - by Pam

Here is my entry, Lynn. Hope you enjoy it.

I love a sunburnt country,

A land of sweeping plains,

Of rugged mountain ranges,

Of droughts and flooding rains.

I love her far horizons,

I love her jewel seas,

Her beauty and her terror

The wide brown land for me.

Great Challenge,Lynn.



Friday, August 5, 2016

My Country - Post and Rail Fence - From Lynn.

What could be more typical of my part of the Australian East Coast? The post and rail fence.
I created a Confetti Landscape background and painted fabric for the fence. Raw edge applique.
I am enjoying seeing all of your creations and I look forward to receiving them.
Thank you in anticipation.
From Lynn.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Our Sporting Nation - Helen

It was easy for me to decide that my quilt would be about the Aussie obsession with sport.
My after thought of adding the sign to Rio seemed like a good idea at the time, then I realised that the rower is heading in the wrong direction! I hope I haven't affected the chances of our rowing team in Rio. Go green and gold!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Summer 2016 By Mary

Summer 2016 was glorious in our little seaside village of Ohope.
 The Pohutukawas were amazing much better than my rendition here.
The Island is Whale Island which sits a few kilometers off our coast, once owned by Maori but now a Department of Conservation reserve, with Kiwi and Tuatara and  a refuge for sea birds.
This is what NZ ers think of when we think of our country.
Hope you enjoy your quilts Lynn