The ramblings from a small quilt shop on the South Islands West Coast of New Zealand

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Just in time for OPAM 2012


The last stitch in the last quilt for 2012 is done – this quilt has been hanging on my sewing room design wall for at least a year, probably closer to 2 years.  So with OPAM to be updated and nothing I can share at the moment I got stuck in and finally finished it.


A number of years ago I saw a quilt like this and couldn’t find a pattern for it so I decided to make my own.  The puritans out there would probably have a fit at how I worked out measurements etc. . but it worked and lays flat and square AND I quilted it myself, which for someone that really classes herself as a hand quilter, I was rather pleased with.  A wee bit of stippling, some ‘in the ditch’ and some outlining and it was done.


So that’s it – the last stitch in the last quilt for 2012 and my last project for OPAM for the year too. 

Thank you to Peg and Kris for running OPAM for yet another year – I’ll be ready to sign up for 2013.


As far as here at our shop – my goodness we have been busy over the last few months and getting a regular day off has become a luxury.  Thank you to all of our regulars – you are the heart of the shop and to all of our visitors, we hope to see you again.

2013 will start with two clubs – Strippers and Table Toppers plus there are already a number of classes in the diary so if you are interested e-mail me or drop into the shop.

Have a wonderful New Year, may it be full of good health and good company and just enough of anything to keep you happy.


a name Miche'le


  1. What a beautiful project to end the year with, and truly all your own work. Well done, and happy new year.

  2. This is sooo beautiful!!!! Can't believe you have no pattern and figured this out yourself!! Amazing~~~

    Wishing you a very happy new year!!!

  3. Fabulous finish. Wishing you a magical New Year!

  4. beautiful quilt...
    have a wonderful New Year!

  5. WOW what a fabulous quilt.. Love it.
    Happy New Year to you Miche'le and your loved ones...

  6. Wow, Roomie, that is one beautiful quilt. Did you write yourself a pattern? Great to hear the shop is going so well. Roll on 2014 - so we can see it.

  7. Fabulous way to end the is stunning...clever you figuring out the maths thing however you got there...


Thankyou so much for popping by and leaving a comment. I enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas and will get back to you if needed, hugs - Miche'le

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