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New Zealand Kowhai

One of New Zealand’s fantastic native trees is the Kowhai tree. It has the most wonderful colored flowers and fine delicate leaves.

Image Source: Wikipedia

Once again, Juliet from Tartankiwi, came up with a fabulous paper-piecing pattern for this wonderful flower. I will definitely be including this in my New Zealand bird quilt.

Check-out her other patterns here on Craftsy.com.

Block size: 8 x 8″ (finished)
Fabric: Brown – Les Amis, Bright yellow – True Colors/Joel Dewberry, Citron – Tula Pink, Grey – Chevron/Alice Kennedy

Linking up with sew cute Tuesday and Kristy @ Quiet Play Paper Piecing Party.
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Bits and bobs

I have a lot of things started and some of them progressing, some of them are just sitting pretty on my to do pile. I will say with my goals from this month, I am procrastinating but in a good way. I have been working on other WiPs on the list due later in the year…oops.

Tapa Star Block Patterns – I have made up at least 1/2 of the second block and expect to have it finished this week. Fabrics are Carolyn Friedlander Architextures and Robert Kaufman Kona’s (Wasabi, Chartreuse, Bonsai, and Clover). Due date for pattern: February

Hexagon Quilt: I managed to spend some time on this lap quilt, this week while travelling to Ikea and stuck in bed. I have slowly made progress – each row now has about 60 hexagons and all hexagons are unique fabric prints (except for the grey). Due Date: December
Hexagon Quilt_Update_Colors

Kowhai paper piecing block: I am testing a block for Juliet @ Tartan Kiwi. Fabric chosen and sewing has begun. This should also be finished this week. Extra activity

So, the stuff I am supposed to be working on, looks like this:

Riley Blake Challenge:  No progress
Stash Bee Block: Fabrics Chosen, tutorial printed and read.
Scrap-bee-licious Blocks: Not started
Book Review Tuesday: Book decided and fabrics selected for the project. Guest host for February lined up.

That’s the bits and bobs of this week. Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.