Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A Gift From Hawaii

If you are one of my regular readers, you would know that my husband and I were dog sitting Skye the border collie for my husband's sister's family while they were on vacation.  What I did not tell you...they were in Hawaii!  (side note:  We bought these locally made Apple Pie Chamomile dog biscuits for Skye at our local farmer's market while he was visiting.  He loved them!)

Knowing my love for all things quilty, my sister-in-law picked out this pillow cover for me while they were away.

It is hand appliqued and hand quilted.

I purchased the pillow form for it this past weekend which made it ready for a photo op today!

It was hand made in Hawaii!

I really like it!  Many moons ago, I made a Hawaiian quilt block...it never did get quilted. I remember it took nearly forever to do the applique.  I made this block as part of a sampler class before I got married. My husband and I celebrate 26 years of wedded bliss next week, so this sampler quilt is my oldest UFO.  I am not sure I will ever finish it...the colours are a bit outdated now.


  1. That's a great gift. I like the block - maybe it would look more up to date if you put it with some more contemporary colours?

  2. Nice pillow! Your own Hawaiian piece may appeal to someone else who likes those colors. Have you hear of Cynthia's Orphan Adoption event? You might want to put it up then and send it out to someone. Here's the link: http://quiltingismorefunthanhousework.blogspot.com/2015/06/orphan-adoption-event.html

  3. PS: I love the quilt you have in your header!