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Friday, February 22, 2019

Emily's Legacy

After 10 years I finally have the pattern for this quilt ready!  It took me 5 years to make the quilt, then another 5 years of procrastination to finish the pattern.  I still had all the drawings  I made when I created the quilt from just a photograph.  It was pretty much hit and miss from the start, but in the end it turn out ok. 
My finished quilt Emily's Legacy

Drawings I kept while making the quilt

Photos I used to make the pattern

Two of of the lovely ribboms won at the Sydney Quilt Show

The pattern is in our Etsy Shop,  There is also a  link on the side panel of this page if you want to have a look. 

What finally inspired me to get a wriggle on was the suggestion that it might have been a project at the upcoming Quilt Symposium in New Zealand.  I had to work really hard to get it done, then in the end they chose something else. Which is just fine, because I already have those patterns done.

Anyone going to Auckland NZ in October?  I am !  There are heaps of local and International tutors to choose from.  5 days of sewing, eating, drinking, and meeting new people.  Check out the venue https://www.quiltsymposium2019.nz/stay-play/our-venue

It is very exciting for me.  It is the first time I have been invited to teach in New Zealand and I am really looking forward to it.


  1. It is such a gorgeous quilt! If I ever decide I need a challenge, I will get the pattern!

  2. It is a beautiful quilt! Good for you for getting the pattern done!

  3. Thanks for the reminder. I bought the pattern but never got it so I need to check into this.

  4. What a beautiful quilt, and congratulations on finishing the pattern! Success!

  5. I love the look of Emily's Legacy, I don't believe I have seen it before Wendy. Looking forward to going to the Quilt Symposium in Auckland, hope the weather is kind for us.