Thursday, August 14, 2014


 I attended a guild workshop yesterday taught by my friend, Janet Elia. It was a fun, laid back Hawaiian quilting class. No pressure, slow stitching, perfect for the end of summer.

Janet provided a simple bread fruit pattern, but the over achiever in me reared her ugly head. Bill purchased four Hawaiian pillow patterns for me on one of his business trips to Hawaii more than 20 years ago. It was finally time to use one!

I decided to celebrate the Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. I used the small orchid pattern with Kona Crocus.

It took me hours to baste this sucker! By bedtime, I had finished appliqueing 3/4 of the piece. I was enjoying the process so much, I couldn't stop!

It was a fun day with friends, and I think I'm going to love this pillow. Thanks, Janet!


Terri said...

We really never know what our talents are until we try something new. Congrats on your pillow. It's going to be beautiful.

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's beautiful! I must try this technique sometime, it's been on my list for a while!

margaret said...

reminds me of when I had a very small go at this whilst doing my city and guilds in embroidery. Yours looks lovely

pat giarrusso said...

Gotta love that husband of yours! Not many men would stop at a quilt store while on a business trip. My mom bought me one when she went to Hawaii. Even left clothes behind so she could bring me back fabric!!

Janet Ann said...

Your Hawaiian Orchids look beautiful! So glad you enjoyed the class! It was so much fun!

Helen@Till We Quilt Again said...

Don't you love when this happens? Unexpected joy from using what you have, learning a new technique, being with friends. Its all GOOD!!!

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