Hello and welcome to my blog. Kainga is the name of our home. It is a Maori name meaning home and food. With this blog I hope to show you all some of the craft I am making and things going on here at home. At the beginning of the year I made this wall hanging for my sister Chris in New Zealand. Chris kindly sent me the kit to do for her. It was purchased from The Apple Basket Patchwork Shop at Kaiwaka in New Zealand. It is called Cycle of the Monarch Butterfly. Ngaire Williams designed this quilt which measures 106cm x 77cm or 41 1/2 inches by 30 inches. There were lots of little pieces in the main butterfly. I did them with buttonhole stitch by hand although the pattern called to do it on the machine. It is now on display at her home.