Saturday, May 22, 2010

Hawaiian quilting

Before I talk about my latest little venture into the learning realm, I am going to gripe about our weather.  The week of May 9 spoiled us with absolutely gorgeous spring weather, and then BAM, the last few days it has rained and poured and rained some more.  All the kids' ball games have been cancelled and the fields are just a terrible muddy mess.  Okay, that's it for the rant.

I signed up for Hawaiian Quilting 101 at  I really love their classes and have taken several.  This is the site for my class. .  I have heard glowing reviews of Nancy Chong's teaching, and I am really looking forward to this.  I have fabric laying out all over my sewing room, and am still trying to decide which two fabrics I will use.  I am definitely not going to buy fabric.  I will eventually figure out which suits me best.

I also, a couple days ago, signed up for Connecting Threads Quilt With Us. .  They have some wonderful tutorials, and I am enjoying doing the different methods of making flying geese.  I know, I definitely did NOT need another on-line thing to follow, but someone (and I can't remember who) mentioned signing up, and I had to have a look, and I was very impressed.  BTW, Connecting Threads has very nice fabric at a reasonable price (and no, I don't have any connection with them - just a pleased customer).

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Today doesn't look to be quite as soggy as the last few, and I plan to get some sewing done.


  1. will the hawaiian quilting be by hand or machine? I tried a machine technique in a class once but I think I would prefer handwork

  2. I love Hawaiian quilts. My cousin went to Hawaii and gave me a quilted pillow cover. I really should take a picture of it and post it on my blog. Can't wait to see your Hawaiian Breadfruit applique!

  3. Hi Again Donna...I just posted the Hawaiian applique pillow I told you about!!! Hope you are inspired by it! :)

  4. Will be interested to follow your progress with this class. Hope your weather starts behaving. I'm sick of rain as well.


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