Weekly Photo Challenge: Together

28 04 2012

Quilt: pieces sewn together in the traditional Ngati Porou design.

This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is TOGETHER and these shots represent togetherness to me. Each small piece of fabric has been assembled together to make the final quilt. I made this as a gift for a Maori baby who is from the Ngati Porou Tribe, from the North Island of New Zealand.

The tribe takes its name from their ancestor Porourangi, whose descendants produced great warriors. Their conquests in battle forged a mighty tribe, along with the strong and strategic marriage alliances. I designed this piece based on the traditional design of the ‘whakapapa’ or genealogy. It depicts the family tree of descendants all tracing back to the head. It was an absolute delight to create and give away. I can’t wait to make another.

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30 responses

28 04 2012
weavers journaler

I love this – the completed pattern, the tricky design, the process of putting it together, the concept of family and generations linking back, and then your description and photos. A great illustration of togetherness!

28 04 2012
Louise

Thanks Cilla – I knew you’d get it!

28 04 2012
Gilly Gee

Louise this if beautiful what a lovely gift, I’m sure it will be treasured! I love the design and the meaning behind it. Thanks for showing us :-)

28 04 2012
Louise

Hi Gilly, yes they loved it, which made it all the more special to me.

28 04 2012
eof737

What a beautiful gift…. :-)

28 04 2012
Louise

Thanks Eliz, they are dear friends so it was my pleasure.

28 04 2012
eof737

This is a very generous act of love. :-)

28 04 2012
Colline

What a beautiful quilt!

28 04 2012
Louise

Thanks Colline! I’d like one for myself actually!

28 04 2012
Gobetween

Beautiful, quilting is something I have never tried doing.

28 04 2012
Louise

I hadn’t tried it either, this was my first one and now I’m hooked!

28 04 2012
sued51

Louise,

I love your interpretation!!! Unique and beautiful!

29 04 2012
Louise

Thanks Sue, I’m glad it made sense!

28 04 2012
The Rambling Philosopher

Wow, it is a good representation for this week’s theme. Refreshing too as most photos were about people, animals etc… And you sure make nice quilts! :)

29 04 2012
Louise

Thanks! I had a lot of fun with this one!

29 04 2012
Northern Narratives

This is a beautiful work of art. I love the colors :) Judy

29 04 2012
Imelda

Of course! A quilt without the pieces? What a lovely and thoughtful response to the prompt.

29 04 2012
Imelda

I forgot to say, it is a nice piece of quilt too. :-)

29 04 2012
Louise

Thanks Imelda – I didn’t actually count how many pieces there were! Thanks for dropping in and saying hi.

29 04 2012
Connie T

This turned out great.

29 04 2012
Louise

Thanks Connie :-)

29 04 2012
Rhianna

When things come “together”, sometime magic happens. Thanks for the link to my blog. =)

29 04 2012
Louise

Hi Rhi – I really enjoyed making this piece, it brought a lot of joy.

29 04 2012
Laura Leigh Goyer

Great original interpretation of this week’s theme!

29 04 2012
Louise

Thanks Laura! I’m glad you liked it.

29 04 2012
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30 04 2012
The Retiring Sort

Great take on the theme!

30 04 2012
Madhu

Neat interpretation Louise! And a beautiful and thoughtful gift!

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5 05 2012
SimplySage

Nice blog you have. Creative “together” post. Thanks for stopping by mine and liking it!

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