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Random and not part of my usual series, these quilts are ones I still could not resist but show you!

I’m thrilled to show this one to you!  It’s that commission quilt I’ve been working on since late last year.  All in all I’m pretty pleased with the outcome.  The lighting in my current studio does not give it justice… the colors are a little brighter than what I’ve captured here.  The quilting turned out […]

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The quilt is mounted and ready to go!  My first inclination was to piece the back with more of her old dresses, but given the pieced nature of the top… I mean OCD type of piecing… I felt it necessary to calm the quilt down with a subtle monotone chrysanthemum fabric.  I’ll admit, working in […]

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For this phase of the quilt, I’m taking rows of diamonds, stitching them together and joining them to other stitched rows.  It’s slow work if you consider that at every step, I iron the seams flat, working gingerly to avoid stretching the fabric.  If I get myself into a rhythm, the work goes quickly.  Before […]

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I’ve reached the point in making this quilt that the composition has been resolved and I find myself starting to piece all those diamonds together.  Set on point, the fabric is cut on the bias, so extra care must be taken to not distort the pieces.  Of course there are pins and a really hot […]

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  I’ve known this about myself… commissions frighten me.  I’ll do them, but it really brings out the worst in me as far as being an artist is concerned.  For some reason, despite the hundreds of quilts I’ve made, despite my popularity as an artist and despite my adherence to top notch standards with regards […]

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  I’m excited and a little embarrassed to tell you I finally finished the quilt I was working on for my son’s graduation … I’m calling it “Aloha ‘Oe.”  It’s such a lovely quilt despite it’s simple composition.  I chose the colors of his high school and used aloha shirts that belonged to his dad […]

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Aloha ‘Oe quilt update: Words cannot describe how pleased I am to be wrapping this one up!  Today I finished the quilting and attached the binding… all that’s left is to tack down the other side and I’m done!  Beyond the simple act of finishing up, and getting my groove back, I think what most […]

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i started stitching and something old and familiar came back to me.  i could feel myself relaxing back into this. (i’d like to thank all you for commenting on my last post.  i’ll be taking a trip soon to arizona and although we won’t have time for the grand canyon, i’m sure i’ll have a […]

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Things are just a tad calmer without him here.  Still, he is on my mind constantly. This quilt, a gift for his graduation, ahem,  his going away, keeps him within reach. Somehow working on it makes me feel better about this situation.

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I’m making progress on my son’s “Aloha ‘Oe” quilt.  Just 16 more blocs to go!  I have mixed feelings about him going off to college… part of me wants him to stay near, the other part sees that he needs to move on.   I guess this is how it goes.

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We here in Hawaii are familiar with a phrase “aloha ‘oe” which means farewell to you.  It’s also the name of a popular song known by many to be Queen Liliuokalani’s favorite.  The song, translated in english goes  like this: Farewell to you, farewell to you The charming one who dwells in the shaded bowers […]

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 It’s been two months since my last post.  I’m here… reviewing, rearranging, reworking… all underground.  The good news is I feel a reemergence coming on.  I noticed it when I started reaching for my camera again.  Ideas are coming to me, the urges to create something, to use my hands again, to have those conversations […]

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Just me in the studio today… me any my guys… Otis Redding, Aaron Neville, Ray Charles and Sam Cooke that is.  I’m working to finish that third hospital quilt.  I’ve been told, I can do it.  Today.  Well… I’m not sure about this, but one thing I am sure of is I’m grateful to have […]

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We finished two of those Hospital quilts… and the top to the third.  I’d like to thank Donna, Joan, Dianna, Barbara, Dr. Baker and Wendy for all your support and help with this!  I really could not have done this without you!  Last Friday, the hospital celebrated Christmas and their 60th anniversary.  They decorated the […]

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