Thursday, May 9, 2019

Time Flies! Caity is 21!

Wow! I cannot believe twenty years has gone by since we first met Caity Kenny as a cute little one year old when she and her parents returned to NZ and her mum Kath began teaching at my school; she has grown into a lovely young lady with her whole future ahead of her!

Halfmoon Bay (Oban township) - Rakiura National Park/Stewart Island, NZ
Last weekend we travelled over to Stewart Island to help Caity celebrate her 21st; of course, I had to make a quilt for the occasion - luckily, she LOVED it.

I made it in under two weeks (thankfully had school holidays to give me time). The pattern is Moda Love (layer cake size) - it finished at 72" square. The pattern is super easy to sew together (I think working out the colour layout took longer than sewing it LOL!)

I had the perfect layer cake in my stash of Riley Blake Designs 'Flora and Fauna' by Amanda Herring, just waiting to be used for the right person and the right quilt. It has such pretty colours and a nice mix of florals and prints - aren't the deer cute?

For the batting I used a white flannel as the backing is a lovely grey minky - super soft and snuggly! And the binding is a cute dotty print.

The quilting is just simple stitch-in-the-ditch, with half inch echo lines, along all the seam lines; holds it all together nicely without being too dense and stiff.

We all had a wonderful time on the island - it is a unique and special part of New Zealand. 
Bri and I stayed the night in Horseshoe Bay:

Sharing my latest finish with my fellow-crafters 
- kai ora tatou!