Sunday, 1 January 2012

12 x 12 challenge...




A few from my Thursday night quilting group of girlfriends (Kwilting Katz) have taken up a challenge set by Shirley and Sandra for a 12 x 12 challenge.  There are 12 themes (politics, pollution, light, picasso, impressionist art, puzzle, insects, identity, recycled, water, journeys, and technology).



This is my first block : IDENTITY : the hand is me holding my family (husband and daughters, and reflects their Maori heritage), within the hand is a stitched heart with four "x" representing each of us.  Hanson was my maiden name, and Manu is our family name.







The second block is JOURNEYS : this represents my journey in cycling, the trees for the outdoors and the slight incline for the hills I've climbed in life and continue to climb in cycling :)












I will share more as I complete the blocks - they are to be finished by May 2012 so I've got to get busy.  Block 3 is underway :)

Hugs

5 comments:

Deb said...

Julz, they are fantastic. Great to see you back on the machine and quilting and how personal everything will be when you have finished. It will be wonderful.

By Hoki Quilts said...

Wow Julz that is so fantastic. The finished quilt will be a beautiful reflection of who you are and what an heirloom to pass through generations. as they say... "a picture is worth a 1000 words".

Marls said...

These are great Julz. What an interesting concept. Look forward to seeing the rest of the blocks.

MrsC said...

Lovely! Nice to see you are behind the machine again ;-)Now if you could mount it to the handlebars of your bike, imagine the increased productivity! heehee

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

I am sure you will have a lot of fun with these mini quilts Julz, enjoy the process!