Friday, 2 October 2015

Jungle Pottery Completed

It was many years ago that a group of quilting girls sat around a table with a pattern called The Blue Collection from Maggie Walker Designs. As we were living in Asia, working with this quilt seemed to cement our love for the pottery that we saw on a regular basis. There was a lot of work in this quilt and a massive amount if you decided to hand appliqué the entire quilt!

We all started out enthusiastically working on each pottery jar block, enjoying our search for the right fabric for each piece of pottery.

This project got packed away as my home moved, and it came out again once I returned to Asia with a promise that I WILL get these blocks into a quilt.

I took the original pattern and altered it to make it something I was happy with. 

I decided to make the tree more of a  feature in this quilt. I walk past these trees as I go through the park.

My plan was to go into the park and take a photo of the quilt. Unfortunately for the last month this has been the view out of my sewing room window. Smoke haze from the land clearing that takes place every year in Sumartra Indonesia. 

This is the view from my sewing room on a good day.

Now Jungle Pottery can find a place on my wall so that it can be enjoyed with all its memories. 

Jungle Pottery quilt size is 57" (143cm) x 61" (155cm)
Background - machine pieced
Applique - machine
Quilting - free motion

Jungle Pottery is a Q3 finish with Adrianne from On the Windy Side.

Have a great week



  1. You really put me to shame as my blocks are still somewhere in a box (and not even all of it). Your quilt turned out beautiful and I love the name you gave it. Is the actual pottery jungle still there by the way? Someone told me that they are going to close. Would be a shame though, wouldn't it?

  2. Gorgeous Heather. I'm sure it feels fantastic to have a finish of this magnitude. I can't believe how much of your view is obscured by the smoke. It must be hard on the lungs.

  3. I ***love*** this quilt!!! It's a wonderful blend of the pottery pieces, some Dresden plating, and the feature tree. It has to make you smile hugely to see it all finished. This is a classic, for sure.

  4. This is an amazing quilt. I love blue and white ware and I do this in cross stitch! Your quilt is a treasure and an heirloom!AriadnefromGreece!

  5. A wonderful accomplishment. You should be so proud of this quilt. Beautiful fabric, beautiful design and beautiful finish.

  6. Heather -- you do such beautiful work -- your quilt-making, box-making, clothes-making -- all of it! You've come a long way.

  7. Oh! It's beautiful Heather, and such a great memory of your times in Asia. I'm sure your's is beautifully hand stitched. It certainly looks like it from what I can see in the photos. It's nice that you've personalised it too. Something to make yours just that little bit different.

  8. Beautiful quilt! It doesn't matter how long it takes as long as it is finished. Great choice of fabrics. I love it. :)

  9. Wow - so beautiful! Such a great finish - well done!

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