Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Isn't this just beautiful? I love the combination of colors. We can learn so much from nature. I have not used this in a quilt but I thought everyone would enjoy seeing this unusual flower that comes from a type of succulent.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Plumeria (pua melia) are probably the most used flower in Hawaii. Their fragrance floats on the breeze and is wonderful to smell as you are drifting off to sleep. They were referred to a cemetary flowers years ago because that is where they were often seen. Because of this they were not used in lei's for many years. Now I would say the different species of plumeria are the most often used flower in lei's. This was my plumeria inspiration in my Melia Beauty Hawaiian quilt pattern. Visit my Web Site to see more quilt patterns or to order your pattern
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Pictured is a pillow made using the pattern The Quilted Horse that I have just added to may website. It was designed to show the ulu or breadfruit that was so important to the Hawaiians over the years. The faithful and trustworthy horse was very important to the Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) who took care of the ranches. This quilt pattern is brought to us by Nancy Lindsey whose family goes way back in Hawaiian history. Visit my Web Site to order this pattern.
The tropical flowers that are all around us in Hawaii can give us so much inspiration. The colors are glorious and we can look to them for color combinations that just sing.
I will be showing you some of the flowers that I see in my garden and around the island so that you too can see the beauty that surrounds us here in the Hawaiian Islands.
The picture above is a hanging heliconia that grows in my garden. It was used in my Hawaiian applique pattern Heliconia Hearts which is pictured below. Visit my Web Site to order this pattern or see all the other Hawaiian applique patterns that are available.