Thursday, March 27, 2008

Dragon Fly Wedding Quilt

I finished the Michelle's wedding quilt I'm so happy I got it done before the wedding.  I combined two patterns, the Four Patch Harmony set on point from Fat Quarter Frenzy and the dragon fly block from the Aketombo quilt by Maria Tamaoka. Now that the quilt is done I can enjoy spring and take a ride on my bike with my dog!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter from the Farm

Happy Easter from the farm.  All the baby chicks are running about and the sun is shining what a great day! This Easter card was posted from Hillyard, Wash. to Moscow, Idaho on March 10th 1910 thought I'd share it with you on Easter.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Handwork & Orchids

Happy Handworks is having a yarn giveaway see her blog for details. Cinnamon Girl asked as we comment to tell her what our favorite flower is. When I lived in Washington my favorite flower was lilac.  Now that I'm in Hawaii it has to be orchids hands down. Orchids are so colorful and dramatic. The ones above are in my garden and let's face it Miss Kauai wouldn't look the same holding a tulip lei!

Friday, March 21, 2008

It's Almost Easter

     I went out in the garden today the duckling couldn't wait until Easter to hatch!

 I like this  thrifted quilt block that is just right if you want to make a Easter Lamb quilt it is probably from the 60's. 

And last but not least the Easter bunny on an antique postcard from 1910. Happy almost Easter!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Surprise in the Mail

The mail came today and I was so surprised I received a booklet for the Relay for Life Quilt Raffle for the City of Cheney, Wash. You wonder why Cheney? Doesn't she live in Hawaii. We vacation in Cheney and we were remodeling our Cheney Town Cottage. That's my husband on the roof.  My job was to catch the falling shingles.  Well, back to the quilt part of this post. The Garden Gate Quilt Shop in Cheney was giving fabric kits for a leaf block for a raffle quilt.  I'm always looking for an excuse not to catch shingles so I opted to sew a block for the quilt.  Isn't that what vacations are for?  I'm so pleased at the results of the quilt and dedication of the quilters in the Cheney area to the Relay for Life.  

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Palouse Kids

I'm a genealogy buff so I love old pictures of the family. Top picture is Ruth playing by the banks of Palouse River. Other photo is of my father-in-law soon to be 86 (in the buggy) and his sister on the family farm in Hooper, Washington.  The town was known as Palouse Falls when these pictures were taken around 1922.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Kauai Quilt Show

It's coming soon! Kauai north shore quilter Jeni Hardy is putting on a quilt show.  I can hardly wait! Great teachers and great quilts to see! (click on image for larger view)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Miss Honolulu

Yesterday was another quilting Sunday.  I started a wedding quilt for the daughter of a friend, she was my flower girl at my wedding, how time flies.  I used the Kaffe Fassett book for inspiration and since it must be done by March 29th I'll be sewing late at night.  Did I mention that Kaffe Fassett is coming to Kauai?  Next February he will be escorting a quilting group to Hawaii.  I love his designs.  This needlepoint is his Miss Honolulu hibiscus that my mother-in-law did.Back to work sewing, did you notice I left the fabric bits on the quilt block picture, this quilt is getting done lickety split. 

Monday, March 3, 2008

Colorful Weekend

Garage sale shopping this weekend I spotted this colorful grouping of neon green cafe chairs. I didn't buy the chairs, but I bought the vintage Watt oven ware bowls. I have found that older off-sized bowls are useful in marking quilting circles and scalloped borders.  Living on Kauai means almost every weekend is full of bright happy colors.