The Amazing Pat….

 Design First  Comments Off on The Amazing Pat….
Jul 282015
 

IMG_4836

IMG_4840

Croton and Ti Leaf

 

Note from Pat:  Here’s the latest…it’s called a “reverse” quilt because the pattern is actually cut from the top fabric, sort of like a silhouette, rather than the pattern being cut, then sewn on top of the fabric (sorry, I probably didn’t explain things too clearly, haha). At any rate, this is more difficult to do, as you have to sort of “think backwards” when you are cutting. All of the colored fabrics are actually under the tan fabric. I had the idea for the pattern from seeing a croton bush along my walking route. After trying to draw it for our artist John Serrao, I finally said…”can you design a pattern from this idea?”, and this is what he came up with…genius! I’ll post a picture of the actual croton bush so you can see the challenge he faced. It was his idea to add the green ti leaf design, and I think it was a good one. Many thanks, John!

 Posted by at 6:51 pm

Everthing is coming up Tulips

 Design First  Comments Off on Everthing is coming up Tulips
Jul 142015
 

Lorraine’s and Tomiko’s Tulip quilts waiting to be appliqued and quilted. Designed by John Serrao

 Posted by at 9:18 pm

Tomiko’s Lily Pond

 Design First  Comments Off on Tomiko’s Lily Pond
Jun 262015
 

Tomiko’s  Lily Pond – A combination of Echo Quilting, Definitive Quilting and those beautiful Moa Waewae(Chicken Feet) Stitch.  Tomiko is an amazing  quilter, quilt instructor and hanai sister and her quilts are always a masterpiece of design.

IMG_4759IMG_4762

 Posted by at 7:02 am

Linda’s Poinciana

 Design First  Comments Off on Linda’s Poinciana
Jun 252015
 

LInda's PoinciannaRoyalPoincianaFlower

Great Job Linda….. First for completing an amazing quilt and second for using the color black.  You brave soul.

The Poinciana tree is found through-out the islands.  They brighten the roadways and parks with their bright multi-colored blossoms.

 

 

 Posted by at 11:00 am

Another Amazing Quilt By Pat

 Design First  Comments Off on Another Amazing Quilt By Pat
Jun 142015
 

patsulu

While some of us were taking the holiday weekend off Pat was still quilting away.  Another amazing quilt by Pat.  The breadfruit/ulu design.  Legend says that anyone who finishes a ulu quilt they will not want for anything in life.   Congratulations Pat.

 Posted by at 12:45 pm

NO CLASS THIS WEEK JUNE 13 – KAMEHAMEHA DAY STATE HOLIDAY

 Design First  Comments Off on NO CLASS THIS WEEK JUNE 13 – KAMEHAMEHA DAY STATE HOLIDAY
Jun 092015
 

circleuluI know I just hate it when I have to be the bearer of bad news.  No class this week June 13 in honor of Kamehameha Day. We’ll see everyone back at class on June 20.  In the meantime congratulations to another quilter who cut out her new 45″ x 45 ulu wall hanging.  It’s going to be beautiful when it’s done.

 Posted by at 10:15 pm

Mie’s Tulips

 Design First  Comments Off on Mie’s Tulips
Jun 072015
 

mietulips

I”m just calling this the happy quilt because when I look at it I can’t help but smile.  Mie was able to use all the leftover scrap fabric from previous quilts.  45″ x 45″   Designed by John Serrao.

 Posted by at 6:20 pm

Adding your special touch to that commercial design.  

 Design First  Comments Off on Adding your special touch to that commercial design.  
Jun 022015
 

rulaskukui

The fabric was so gorgeous that we just couldn’t waste it.  So John added a lei to the Lei Kukui Nut Design from his “Mai Kalani Mai” Series of Patterns.  Don’t be afraid to enhance your commercial design to make it yours.  Thank you Rula for letting me share you amazing quilt.

 Posted by at 9:14 pm

Surprise Visitor – Susie Sugi

 Design First  Comments Off on Surprise Visitor – Susie Sugi
May 252015
 
susie1

Susie & John

Susie Sugi a dear friend and a strong supporter of everything Hawaiian especially Hawaiian quilting stopped by the Hawaiian quilting class while visiting from Japan. She lived in Hawaii for 12 years before returning to Japan and during those twelve years she established her self as not only  a quilter but also a Master Hawaiian Quilter and Instructor.  Her return to Japan has left a small void in our classes and in the Hawaiian quilting world. We miss her and always happy when she’s in the islands.  Pictured is her next quilting project.  One of My Tutu’s vintage quilts.  Kanani O Amelika – The Beauty of America.  Can you find the Eagles and Daisies depicted in the quilt.

 Posted by at 8:05 pm

Pat’s Gallery

 Design First  Comments Off on Pat’s Gallery
May 202015
 
45x45 dragon fruit_1

Dragon Fruit

Pink Orchid 90x90_1

Orchid

 

 

I added two new quilts to Pat’s Gallery of Quilts.  If you’re interested in one of her quilts call her at (214)293-9303 or e-mail at mtgpvg@yahoo.com.  All the quilts are hand stitched and Made In Hawaii.  Her quilts are always beautiful to look at.  Other quilts by Pat http://poakalani.net/quilts-pat/

 Posted by at 5:32 am

Witches and Scarecrows

 Design First  Comments Off on Witches and Scarecrows
Mar 302015
 

Another Halloween Quilt ready to be quilted by Kathy.  Designed by John Serrao

  

 Posted by at 11:50 am

Basting your top

 Quilting Techniques  Comments Off on Basting your top
Mar 222015
 

If you baste your quilt carefully the easier the applique and Don’t forget to baste the large areas of the designs. Basting by Mie.

 

fan

Hawaiian Fan

 Posted by at 11:57 am
Web Design MymensinghPremium WordPress ThemesWeb Development

NO CLASS JULY 18

THE HALL IS UNAVAILABLE ON JULY 18.  CLASS IS CANCELLED AND WE'LL SEE EVERYONE ON JULY 25.

NO CLASS JULY 4 – FEDERAL HOLIDAY – LETS ALL CELEBRATE OUR GREAT NATION

Hi Everyone.  Yes,  another class cancelled.  Lets all celebrate our great nation. See all of you on July 11