Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Monstera Hawaiian Applique

 I have just finished a Monstera Hawaiian Applique pattern that will make a small wall hanging or a 18" pillow.  This is a very pretty pattern made of a leaf that is so readily recognized in the Hawaiian Islands and other tropical areas.  The design in the middle is the laua'e fern.  These ferns are found growing wild all over the islands.

Quilting on the Beach

Quilting on the Beach update.  Pat Yamin's computer crashed.  We are hoping that she will still get the brochure and class schedule done for the Hawaii quilting retreat for February 2012.  It will be a week of fun, sewing, meeting new friends and seeing the wonders of the Big Island of Hawaii.  February 11-18.  I will post when the brochure is finally done.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Paddler's Petroglyphs

Because you asked for it I have taken the petroglyphs from Paddler's Heritage and made them into a separate quilt, called Paddler's Petroglyphs.  I really like how this turned out.  It is a small quilt 32"X 35". Because it doesn't have the outrigger canoe with the petroglyphs it would make a great present for any paddler. The petroglyphs are done in reverse applique and are big enough that they are not hard to sew.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Quilting on the Beach Retreat in Hawaii

Quilting on the Beach Retreat in Hawaii  - Pat Yamin Of Come Quilt with me is organizing  this quilt retreat in February, 2012.  It is will be held at the Royal Kona Resort, Kailua Kona, Big Island Hawaii, February 11 through Saturday, February 18.  The teachers will be Pat Yamin, Amy Bradley, Sharon Pederson, myself along with four other local teachers from the Big Island.  Two bus trips are also included: a shop hop tour around the Big Island, stopping at least six quilt shops and a Big Island tour with stops at Kona Joe Coffee Plantation and the SKEA Quilt Show, a macadamia nut farm and a special luncheon location.  Different packages will be available.  There will be a brochure available from Pat Yamin, http://comequiltwithme.com/ by the end of September.
You can also email her at: Pat@ComeQuiltWithMe.com    If you contact Pat for information please mention that you learned about the retreat from me.  Quilt Passions is a sponsor of this retreat.  I will be teaching two classes and I hope that I can see some of you in February for this fun event.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pinwheel Party

I just finished putting the binding on my third quilt using my Dancing Pinwheels pattern and the TNM (Tear No More) foundation piecing method.  This one is a real party in a quilt and the quilting done by Pat Boeck gave it the right touch.  When you look at the quilt you are thinking about balloons and confetti, childrens party time.  It is really fun and you can see the pinwheel pattern really stands out.