Blue, bunnies and brown! Woohoo!
As some of you might remember, I cleared out, organized, and carved a path in my sewing cave (see related post http://wp.me/p1JRkn-ez) to accommodate house guests-my mom and my Aunty Linda. Yes, my namesake and my mom came to visit the islands and to play with the kids, of course!
Little did they know, we had a packed week filled with cub scouts, birthday parties, regattas, Halloween parties (plural)-a relaxing Hawaiian vacation it was not!
In anticipation of Aunty Linda’s visit and her own Hawaiian birthday celebration, I ordered lovely Lily and Will Jelly Roll Blue by Bunny Hill for Moda Fabrics and coordinating fabric from the Fat Quarter Shop. http://www.fatquartershop.com/Lily-and-Will-Bunny-Hill-Designs-Moda-Fabrics.asp Love the Fat Quarter Shop!
I then consulted my quilting library of books and patterns-how did I collect so many in such a short amount of time??? Sound familiar? I chose Bars of Gold from Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam & Nicky Lintott. An excellent book-get it! http://tinyurl.com/74zgh5t Check out the Quilt Room too! http://www.quiltroom.co.uk
I finished the quilt top in time for her arrival and her birthday celebration but needed to finish the quilt before her departure! Eeek! We celebrated and toured Hawaii with a drive around the island, fishing, a play date, a plumbing leak, a visit with the turtles on the North Shore, soap making, Cub Scouts, Halloween parties, trick or treating, and more!
All the while, we indulged each night with a little cocktail or wine to celebrate that we actually got through our hectic, yet fun-filled days! With a day to spare, in true QUTI style, I finished it! Whew!