Saturday, March 28, 2015


 Here is another completed quilt. 
The inspiration was the small block with the newspaper clipping,that I received from my Add-a-border group on flikr. 
I used 'made' fabric for the leaves and the  machine appliqued them.

  That long pieced strip on the left was made from the leftovers of the leaves that I could not bear to throw out!

It is big stitch quilted with perle cotton in different weights and hand dyed embroidery floss!

started Sept.2012 and finished Jan 2015
28 by 23 inches

(so sorry the pics are crappy)


sophie said...

What fun! I love it.

Maree said...

Love the colours -such a happy fun piece. Thanks for sharing.

Margaret said...

Looks lush & tropical ... love the addition of the big stitches which create contrast & movement.

Bill Volckening said...

Love the quilt, love Hawaii!

Mystic Quilter said...

This such a lovely colour burst and fantastic design.
Just love the greens.

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

All that Hand quilting is divine!

Dar said...

Nice colors and lots of fun.

Sewing In CT said...

I love the energy in the leaves! This is a good reminder that not all projects need to fit on a bed. Thanks.

sheila 77 said...

This is terrific, a happy warm piece for a very cold day here. Love the way you have made the letters for Hawaii, the border round the word, the geometric patterns in the block with the newspaper clipping, the way you have used a restricted range of fabrics to maximum impact and the butterflies. In short, I love everything about it. Oh, and love the leaves too!

roccagal said...

You all warmed my heart with your wonderfully supportive comments!!!!
THANKS TO ALL!!!!! :))

this was a totally intuitive project and I had some trouble trusting my inner muse at times!!!
Glad I did tho!!!

Nathalie said...

wow! Love all the hand quilting. Great quilt.