Tulips in my Garden
Tulips in my Garden was created for my other very dear friend. The tulips depicted here are from actual photographs that I took in my friends garden one spring while visiting Colorado. There are 4 different ones and my favorite is the "Rembrant" which is the second one from the top in purples and white. The lower two tulips were heavily thread worked and you can see that on the close up. I also used sashiko skills that I've learned to create the "brick work" behind the tulips and free motion techqiue to create the "pebbles" behind the tulips. The border fabric is Nancy Crow fabric from 1996 that I've had in my stash.
This quilt hangs in my friends sewing studio.. Enjoy
Water lillies and Koi
Water Lillies and Koi was created for one of two dear friends of mine on the Mainland. I created this quilt as a thank you for the friendship she has shown me over the years.
The flowers were created from actual photographs that I have taken on some of my exotic trips.
On the slide show you will see some "close-ups" of the lillies.
Big Island 5th Anniversary Shop Hop Quilt
In 2012 I was asked to design the shop hop quilt for the 5th Anniversay of the Big Island Quilt Shop Hop, for which I am the coordiantor of. I created Scenes from the Big Island using Electric Quilt 7 software and photographs that I have taken of the various subjects depicted here. If I didn't have a photograph I search the internet for my subject matter and then changed it to fit what I was designing. This original design received it's copyright in March of 2013. The patterns can be ordered indivdually or as a set and have enlargement instructions so that one can create their very own memories of the Big Island.
Honus of Hawaii Volume 1
Machine appliqued and sashiko stitching was used to create this unqiue pattern. All scenes taken from images and things local to the Big Island. Pattern available.
Honus of Hawaii Volume 2
The "sister" to Honus of Hawaii Volume 1 with some changes. New designs and a "tribal" design in the corner.
After the Bath, Hoffman Challenge Quilt Entry
When I saw this fabric for the Hoffman Challenge I knew exactly what I wanted to create, an oriental woman sitting on the edge of a dock looking at a peacock in the a cherry blossom tree. The woman is "trapunto'ed" and has depth and dimension to her as well as the fan is accordianed folded and sewn down with seed beads. The foot is "my foot" and I created it with thread. The peacock is all hand beaded on the neck and the eyes of each feather has a seed bead on it. The kanji characters were translated by a Japanese friend so that it reads "After the Bath" in Japanese. This quilt honored me by being selected by the Hoffman Challenge committee to travel for a year and displayed around the mainland. This quilt was sold in 2011 some dear friends.
Quilt's that I've Designed and Sold
Pele (Volcano Godess) and Nene
My latest Honus of Hawaii quilt patterns. This one is titled Pele and Nene. My husband "challenged" me to assemble the quilt with the "sqaure in the middle." I took the challenge and I am very happy with the outcome. I recently completed 7 more quilts. The patterns will be available soon. So check back often. s.
Enjoy. Thank you.