John has two grandchildren both girls. The oldest mo’opuna(grandchild) was given John’s favorite Hawaiian name Pomaika’i which means blessed but all the quilters call her Missy, her bestowed upon nickname from her grandmother Poakalani. This quilt was designed by John for Missy…Hearts for a special girl from a very over protective grandfather. Quilted by Aunty Tomiko Okada 90″ x 90″
John said this was one of the easiest quilts he designed. All he thought of was his quiet and smart granddaughter and her compassion for helping others, hence the hearts. The color blue was chosen for the design because of course it’s Missy’s favorite color but by also choosing a solid dark color and a white/off white background the design becomes the focal point. Like we say in the quilting world the design pops from it’s canvas showcasing the amazing design.