Designed by Mary Metcalf
Quilt size: 1.42m x2.27m (56” x 89½”)
Block size: 10”
A single bed size quilt that showcases 15 different New Zealand fabrics. Each fabric is used twice in the body of the quilt – fabrics from Pohutukawa and kowhai to kiwi and pukeko.
The original sashing design of black insets act as stained glass highlights to bring out the glow in the fabrics. The border is green tussock.
Delight a son or daughter who is away at University with a warm quilt – you could back it with polar fleece for an extra cuddle factor – or choose one of the scenic New Zealand fabrics such as NZ Scenic or Naturally NZ for a toile-like effect on the back but in more colours.
In fact, this quilt design could be used to show off any large print fabric, such as a range of Japanese fabrics, florals or even conversation prints.
Stained glass, as an art form, reached its height in the Middle Ages. I couldn’t resist this wonderful graphic image of Daniel from Augsburg Cathedral, Germany early 12th c. One of the oldest examples in situ.