Friday, January 16, 2015

Snapshot Quilt A Long...

I am sure you have seen the ads on the net regarding a cause. Here is a picture of the quilt we will be making. 

                           Snapshots Banner
Like many of you, I like to get involve when it comes to a good cause. In this case, it is cancer. Anyway, on the 15th of each month you’ll find a FREE pattern to make this adorable quilt on the Fat Quarter Shop blog.  You’ll also find a link to donate any amount you’d like, to the St. Jude campaign each month.  100% of the donations will go to St. Jude.

I still need to decide what fabric line I want to use for this quilt. I think a trip to the storage unit is needed this weekend. 

Anyway, Happy Friday to all! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and will find sometime to do what you so enjoy! Be safe and warm!


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Full of Flare Exhibit....

The exhibit was incredible! Although I didn't enter anything, my quilting friends at our Guild exhibit their masterpieces. They were all beautiful. These Hawaiian quilts were all done by hand and beautifully done. These ladies have been quilting for years and I am so lucky to be a part of this Guild with A LOT of very talented women. I am still toying if I want to hand quilt the king size Hawaiian quilt I am doing. I am just too spoiled with my longarm machine. 

Anyway, there were not only Hawaiian quilts. There were also paintings and wood carving pieces that are all beautiful.

I got a chance to talk to a Hawaiian wood carver, Raymond Bumatay (pronounce: Boo-ma-tay). He has been carving for years. He carved a canoe and presented to his granddaughter on her birthday. He named the canoe after her "Lihau" (Lee-how). I hope you enjoy looking at all the beautiful pictures as much as I.


Here are pictures of Raymond Bumatay beautiful pieces. The first picture is the canoe he made for his Granddaughter.

Raymond Bumatay and his beautiful Granddaughter
I am going to print a copy of this picture and give it to Raymond. 
I just think this is a precious picture a Grandfather & Granddaughter. Don't you think?

Here are more pictures of his work and paintings from other talented artist.

I cannot help myself but I have to end my post with the results of our NFL team! 
Seattle Seahawks
NFL Second Round Playoffs
Saturday, January 10, 3:15 PM
CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
17 - 31

We will definitely be in "BEAST MODE" all week. (= Maybe I can get a quilt done in this mode. HAHA

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Be safe and stay warm. I know some of you are having wretched weather. 


Friday, January 9, 2015

Full of Flare...

I won't be sewing anything today. 

Quilt Club "Ka Hui Kapa Apana o" (remember to pronounce the vowels), is hosting a show tonight. I will explain what the club name means later. Here is the write up in our local newspaper. 


Wailoa Center will open the New Year with an exhibit full of Island flare in the Main Gallery.
On exhibit will be Hawaiian quilts made by the members of Ka Hui Kapa Apana o Hilo, finely crafted wood work produced by Ray Bumatay and wood turner Syd Vierra, along with the feather work of BJ Pang Ching. Complementing these Hawaiian crafts will be “Hawaii in My Heart,” watercolor paintings by Michael Thorniley.
This exhibit runs Friday, Jan. 9, through Thursday, Jan. 29. There will be an artists’ reception from 5-7 p.m. opening night with light refreshments.
In 1971, Hawaii County hosted an exhibit of Hawaiian crafts at the Kulana Na‘ao‘ao. Doris Nosaka had her Hawaiian designed kapas on display. There were several women interested in learning how to sew a kapa, and with Doris Nosaka’s help, “Ka Hui Kapa Apana o Hilo” (Hawaiian Quilt Club of Hilo) was formed.
Nosaka shared her patterns of the kapas and shared her knowledge on cutting, appliqueing and quilting of the kapa. The club remains active today with meetings from 9 a.m.-noon on the first Saturday of each month at the Keaau Community Center, and members of the community are welcome to come and learn how to sew a pillow, or kapa. Club members share patterns and teach the basics of sewing the kapa. The kapa can be a full sized quilt (double, queen or king size) or a wall hanging. 

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and staying warm!


Thursday, January 8, 2015

First UFO Completed...

I am so happy to finished a UFO. It was a very simple Boho Dress. I made some minor adjustments. I didn't have enough fabric so I added a contrast for the front yoke. Overall, I am very happy with the finish. Now I have a "new" Sunday dress for church! (=

Tomorrow I will start on "Blessings of Christmas". Its a laser so hopefully it will go fast. 

 Blessings of Christmas Night - LASER CUT KIT

Hope you are staying warm. I've been hearing about the bad weather on the mainland! We are having a relatively chilly weather here in Hawaii. I never thought I would be wearing a lightweight jacket in a 60 degree weather. But I did today. The wind makes is colder. 

Here are some pictures of Mauna Kea Summit. It actually snowed a few days ago. Looked more like flurries. Here they say "snow"! If the locals here only know what snow is. RIGHT? (= 

Mauna Kea Summit Adventures

Mauna Kea Summit Adventures

Mauna Kea Summit Adventures

Mauna Kea Summit Adventures

Mauna Kea Summit Adventures

Mauna Kea Summit Adventures

Hope you had a wonderful day/night!