Sunday, August 22, 2010

Showers all around, with a ray of sunshine.

This was late afternoon when a small hole opened up in the clouds.  It really gave an unusual look to the ocean and it only lasted for about five minutes. We  can see quite a bit of the ocean and it is always interesting to see the rainshowers circling around us.  A little bit of sunshine.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Hawaii Blooms

It has been awhile since I last posted.  We have a grandniece, Nevaeh, being born in August so I have designed a quilt for her.  It is started but will not be ready when she arrives.  It has rosebuds on it and I think it will be really pretty.  This is not an everyday use quilt but one to hang on the wall and hopefully she will enjoy it when she gets older also and hang it in her house.  Soon I will posts soon pictures of some of the parts that are done.  Meanwhile here is what I have just gotten finished.
  Hawaii Blooms was just released this last week.  The fabrics I used  were designed as a compliment to the book The Aloha Quilt.  I just love the soft colors that are so reminiscent of Grandmother's flower garden.  When the fabrics came into Quilt Passions they were immediately very popular. It took me a couple of weeks to sew the quilt(52" square) and get the pattern written.  And the main flower fabric was already gone in the colorway that I used.  New shipment is already on the way and should be in this week.  I also designed a queen size quilt and have a couple order for kits already in that size. I can't wait to see pictures of those finished.