Archive for October, 2009

Hawaiian Quilt

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

This one is made from mostly Hawaiian fabrics, with the red cross I like so much drawing the focus to the Hula ladies in the center.  The four directions are represented by different fields of color.  Apart from repeating the white fabric with the bold black floral pattern, and the single Hula ladies block, this is a find the match quilt.  It is made with heavy cotton batting, so it will be super warm, and the quilting pattern is “freestyle”- a totally loose line of loops and whorls which hold it all together.  The backing is a happy stripey single fabric, folded over and handstitched around the perimeter.


Here are the Hula ladies…


Details of the “South Sea Island” quilt

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

This is just a short note to test and demonstrate the linking of images into a blog post.  The images here are details of the “South Sea Island” quilt.  This is a large quilt composed of 5-inch squares that has a Hawaiian or “south seas” theme.

First we have a detail of the quilt, illustrating the colors and patterns of the fabric making up this quilt:

south sea island detail 1

Okay, the image above is shown in full and is “embedded” in the post.  Now I’m going to add one more image that is probably too large to easily embed in the text below, so I’m going to add a thumbnail that is linked to a larger, external image (to be viewed separately).

Here’s a closer look at some of the fabrics used in this quilt.  Just click on the “thumbnail” below to see a larger version of the image.

quilt fabric image 2


Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Massive thanks to Dale Cardin for setting up his blog, Signals & Noise, our ally in the quest for world domination.   This space will be devoted to the alchemy of adaptive re-use:  searching, culling, cutting and sewing the way to a better future.