Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Hometown Proud Challenge.

As soon as I read about the challenge for Season 9 of Project Quilting on the Persimon Dreams blog I started planning it, and I went in to town to take a few photos.

We live a few minutes from the town of Feilding in the North Island of New Zealand. It has a population of about 16,000.

When I was thinking about the challenge two things came to mind. One was  was the fact that Feilding has won the title of Most Beautiful Town many times.

The second was the clock tower, which seems to be used as the towns image most often. 

There are many floral plantings around the town. 

This year there are many different flowers used. 
I decided to look at a simple representation of this planting box. There are several planters with these flowers in one of the shopping streets.

For the red flowers (are they Helenium?) I used raw edge applique to sew on the leaves flowers and buds.

The purple dianthus outer border  in the planter is shown using a purple floral fabric  i quilted it in pebbles to show the round flowers. It doesnt really show up well, but looks great on the inside.

The planter is made from brick. I have used artistic licence to change this to red, simply because it is my mothers favourite  colour. The scrappy red border is quilted in a brick design.
The charcoal binding represents the grouting of the planter.

My mother wanted some new cushions so I decided to make my 16 inch quilt into one.

For the back I used a Cloud 9 canvas from their range designed by Rachida Hale-Coleman. It has a zip opening. 

So, here is my Feilding Planter Box Pillow. This is my first time joining in Project Quilting. 

I am linking up to the other Hometown Proud projects on Persimon Dreams


  1. Lynn this is a fabulous take of the planter box in your town ..great job ...at the challenge

  2. Wonderful interpretation of the challenge.

  3. Your choices of subject, materials and interpretation are inspiring. I like how your backing fabric contrasts yet complements the top-side design. Beautiful!

  4. Great story and a tour of your town. Your pillow cover is so pretty and will bring a smile to your Mother for sure.

  5. This is so neat! I love that you made a pillow & the backing fabric is amazing!

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love what you've done! Thanks for joining in the fun ;)

  7. i love how the yellow centers pop off the blue background when they interact with the first border