Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hokule'a's top may be finished and a winner

And the winner is
Snoodles at Lily Pad Quilting.  Congratulations and thank you to everyone who played along.


Hokule'a is now a 46" square.  I think it wants to stay this size and be a wall hanging.  It is fun to see all our old shirts and my favorite muumuu in this piece.  The red centers in the log cabin blocks do not stand out this much in real life.  Interesting how they pop in the photo.  I wasn't sure how I would feel about the asymmetry of the center, but I am very happy with it.  I have really enjoyed the process of making this.  This quilt has done most of the design work along the way.  I will leave it up for a couple of days and see if it really is done.    I think I already know how I will quilt it, and I have backing and binding fabric. 
Tomorrow, I will work on more bags.  I just need to get some dark zippers.  I also want to start on the doll I am going to make for Bella.  That should be an interesting challenge.
Joyful quilting, everyone.


Snoodles said...

I love the idea of using clothing in quilts...not only is it a cool way to re-purpose it, but I think it's fun to point to squares and remember what they "used to be"! I made a string quilt for my hubby (ashamed to admit it is still waiting for its pieced backing and quilting) but he was so very happy because he could see bits of his old shirts, and some of our kiddos clothing from when they were small!
Thanks for the giveaway! So happy to win!

Nifty Quilts said...

Miki, It's beautiful! And so meaningful for you. I agree with the wall hanging idea. That way you can see it everyday and relive those fond memories.

Kathie said...

omg I just LOVE this quilt, it is BEAUTIFUL oh having that hang in your home will be wonderful.
great design, great fabrics, great job
thanks for sharing with us, I am so impressed!

ANudge said...

Oh that's beautiful! You have the talent for getting fabrics to talk to you.