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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R
Lovely! Beautiful. I'm glad to see another Hawaiian-style appliqué in the festival besides mine. Mine isn't quite as big as yours!
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F
Mine is bigger, but yours is quilted! Mine isn't, as the Tahitian patchwork is only two layers, without batting
R
This is such a wonderful quilt. It's fun to know it was stitched on a sailboat.
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F
Thanks! And congratulations for your quilt's nomination for the Viewers choice : http://amyscreativeside.com/2014/10/24/bloggers-quilt-festival-viewers-choice/
H
Beautiful! I would love to do something like this someday!
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F
Hi Heather,<br /> Your Compass Rose is very beautifully quilted, great idea to entered it to the Festival!
A
Wow! What a great quilt!
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F
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!
S
It's an amazing quilt and the story behind it! Love it!
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K
To be able to complete a large quilt like this while living in such a confined space is inspirational.
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M
Je m'en souviens bien, il est superbe!<br /> Bonne semaine
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M
Je me souviens de cette époque et je trouve ce tifaifai toujours aussi beau.<br /> Bravo à toi. Bises à tous les deux de Minouche.
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F
Coucou Minouche,<br /> Oui, c'était le bon temps !!<br /> Grosses bises à tous les deux
M
Sewing on a sailing trip, what a dream!<br /> Your tahitian quilt looks great!<br /> Greetings Marle
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Danke Marle!
V
bonjour,<br /> que c'est beau, felicitations.bonne journée
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F
Merci Viviane !
L
superbe et la bordure est parfaite pour le terminer! Quelle patience!
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F
Oui, ça a été un certain nombre de tous petits points, tout à la main... mais j'ai adoré le faire !