Monday, August 1, 2011

A little Bit of the Islands


The Maui Quilt Shop was a very small place, 
but overflowing with beautiful fabrics.

She had quilts and quilt pillow covers that were pre-made.

But, of course, I want to do my OWN!

She had quilt kits she uses for classes.  
 Quite a few choices of patterns that included a mix of fabric color choices for each pattern.
I will share my Hawaiian quilt pillow cover with you in another post because I want to address the history and certain "rules" there are!

She also had a beautiful section on quilting books.
Of course, with an emphasis on Hawaiian quilts.
I picked one about the history of Hawaiian quilting and another filled with patterns (will be in the next post too!)


It was hard for me to choose fabric to bring home.  I had to keep it simple and easy.

a) I had only so much room in my bag.
b) Baby Button was a bit fussy while waiting in the car with dear hubby.  I didn't want to torture him too long!
c) I was overwhelmed by choices, and we were time constrained by a dinner reservation.
d) Did I mention that everything is more expensive on the islands.  It is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean!

So I decided on some cool "local" fabrics.
(Not sure what she meant by local? Not a lot of textile companies in the islands)

A Fat Quarter Bundle with Hibiscus prints.

 And a Jelly Roll.

 I took a few pictures of the jelly roll so you could see the variety of colors.

I love how they make their own bundles and jelly rolls!

If you have any ideas on a strip quilt, please, please send them my way!

I'm not exactly sure if I want to use the fat quarter bundle with it or do something separate. 

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

1 comment:

  1. Those are very pretty. I'm not sure what to make since I've never even bought a jelly roll.


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