Blogger's Quilt Festival : Tifaifai Uru (Appliqué Quilt category)

Publié le par Frédérique

8 years ago, as I lived in French Polynesia (Tahiti) and one of my sister in the French West Indies (Guadeloupe), I start to sew a traditional tahitian patchwork - a Tifaifai - for her wedding.

I choose a breadfruit pattern, because of the link between Tahiti and West Indies, as this veggie came from Polynesia to feed people in Guadeloupe and Martinique.

Tifaifai Uru, 106'' x 96''

Tifaifai Uru, 106'' x 96''

I was living on a sailboat, and I sew this Tifaifai during a sailing trip from Hawaii to British Columbia. Satin Moon Quilt Shop in Victoria BC was kind enough to let me use their big table in the classroom to be able to flat perfectly the two layers. Well, inside my boat, it was quite small!

Inside my sailboat, not so much room!

Inside my sailboat, not so much room!

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Rachell Reilly 02/11/2014 03:16

Lovely! Beautiful. I'm glad to see another Hawaiian-style appliqué in the festival besides mine. Mine isn't quite as big as yours!

Frédérique 02/11/2014 13:52

Mine is bigger, but yours is quilted! Mine isn't, as the Tahitian patchwork is only two layers, without batting

rachaeldaisy 30/10/2014 19:30

This is such a wonderful quilt. It's fun to know it was stitched on a sailboat.

Frédérique 02/11/2014 13:37

Thanks! And congratulations for your quilt's nomination for the Viewers choice :

HeatherK 30/10/2014 16:19

Beautiful! I would love to do something like this someday!

Frédérique 02/11/2014 13:30

Hi Heather,
Your Compass Rose is very beautifully quilted, great idea to entered it to the Festival!

audrey 29/10/2014 01:45

Wow! What a great quilt!

Frédérique 30/10/2014 15:34

Thank you for visiting, and leaving a comment! I'll do the same, and this is the fun part of this Festival: visiting other quilter's blogs!

Sonia 28/10/2014 20:17

It's an amazing quilt and the story behind it! Love it!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment 28/10/2014 09:09

To be able to complete a large quilt like this while living in such a confined space is inspirational.

Milou 27/10/2014 20:01

Je m'en souviens bien, il est superbe!
Bonne semaine

Minouche 27/10/2014 19:04

Je me souviens de cette époque et je trouve ce tifaifai toujours aussi beau.
Bravo à toi. Bises à tous les deux de Minouche.

Frédérique 30/10/2014 15:25

Coucou Minouche,
Oui, c'était le bon temps !!
Grosses bises à tous les deux

Marle 27/10/2014 12:09

Sewing on a sailing trip, what a dream!
Your tahitian quilt looks great!
Greetings Marle

Frédérique 30/10/2014 15:24

Danke Marle!

viviane 27/10/2014 11:05

que c'est beau, felicitations.bonne journée

Frédérique 30/10/2014 15:18

Merci Viviane !

la tulipe 27/10/2014 10:58

superbe et la bordure est parfaite pour le terminer! Quelle patience!

Frédérique 30/10/2014 15:11

Oui, ça a été un certain nombre de tous petits points, tout à la main... mais j'ai adoré le faire !