Saturday, February 21, 2009

Postcards from Hawaii Lisa style

Did you see Lisa Boyer's "Postcards from Hawaii" quilt on her blog (www.lisaboyer.com)? I liked it so much that I stayed up far too late and neglected way too many household chores in order to make one like it. Mine is smaller, with 3x5 inch postcards. It's the third baby quilt I needed, and I had been waiting for inspiration to strike. Thank you, Lisa, for the inspiration! Now I have three baby quilts that all need to be quilted and bound. I've done the fun part, but I need the quilting practice, so I'd better get started. Last night when I was in the height of my sewing frenzy, my sewing machine went ..clunk..thunk.. and then started knotting the bottom threads. I am soo thankful to have my backup machine.
Four of these lovely Hawaiian prints came from Lisa. She is the reason I started blogging almost exactly a year ago. She was having a giveaway and in order to be in the drawing I had to leave a comment. In order to leave a comment I had to have a blog. I was so happy to win her drawing, and the prize was her Happy Hula Hut pattern with four half yard cuts of beautiful Hawaiian fabric. What a great prize! I'm sure you can tell which of my postcards are the genuine article. The rest are imposters, but they look pretty.
I hope you have a great weekend.




8 comments:

Daisy said...

Oh this is so pretty, Diana! You did a fantastic job on this. I love all the bright colors. Well done. :D

Lisa Boyer said...

Wow!!! DIANA!!! It's so pretty!. I'm so glad I could inspire you. It's a lovely quilt and I'm sure the recipient's mom will be so happy. Congrats on a wonderful job.

Suzanne said...

I am glad you started a blog. Your quilt is just beautiful and what a wonderful idea.
Housework and chores wait, and never disappear anyhow.
Quilting is more worthwhile. lol.

The Gingerbread House said...

Ladydi, good to see you have been as busy as a bee making beautiful quilts...This one is nice and cheerful....Ginny

Lady Hopwood said...

How lovely! I do so like to see what everyone else is creating!

Tine said...

Oh Diana, it's gorgeous! You've made some really great fabric-choices too :)

I have just spent the evening cutting the beautiful silver stars you sent me for Asks quilt. I will post soon so you can see some pictures!

Owen Phillips said...

Looks like your cat is admiring it too, and is maybe ready to head for Hawaii too for some cat fun in the sun after a long winter... and that's going to be one lucky baby who gets to snuggle up under that quilt !

Connie W said...

It looks great. I read Lisa's blog too and saw her quilt. So cute.