Yesterday I finished my Daisy Chain quilt to the flimsy stage. This top now measures 84 inches x 106 inches.
This is a project that I started on December 26, 2009 with my good friend, Linda. The blocks for this quilt have been assembled into rows for some time. As usual, progress on the quilt stopped at attaching the borders. With the last of the “I Love Lucy” reruns playing on my laptop yesterday, I finished off this top.
I took this picture this morning. As you can see, we are in for another great day here–not a cloud in the sky!
Can you see who wanted to get in on the photo action? The cat under the quilt is a stray that has adopted our family and lives in our yard. We have started calling him, “Rambo”. Rambo desperately wants a family of his own. We can’t bring Rambo inside as it upsets Joey to have another cat in the house. So, Rambo lives in the yard and Joey lives in the house and they talk to one another through the glass.
The border fabric is a Hoffman print that has been aging in my stash for quite some time–just waiting for this project to come along.
When I asked my husband last night if he liked this one, he first asked if it was for him. Why is it when you are looking for feedback, they want to know if it is for them? I told him it could be for our bed and then yes, it would be for him and me…..but that was not really answering the question. Then he replied that he wasn’t sure he liked yellow and green together? I asked him if he didn’t think this quilt looked summery. I am not sure I totally heard the answer, nor did I ask him to repeat it. My daughter came by and told me that she likes it. Mental note to self…..don’t ask husband for opinions on my quilts….stick with daughter’s opinions! LOL
LOL. I like that bit about not asking your husband’s opinions. I love the quilt and I really like your border fabric. A very summery quilt.
I DO like the green and yellow together. I think that is what makes it look like…well..a DAISY! lolol I have to phrase my questions to my husband VERY carefully to get the kind of feedback I’m looking for. Makes me work on my communication skills…ALOT! I can’t wait to see it quilted.
Green and yellow together – think of all the yellow flowers on green stems. LOL It is lovely – the pattern is so cute.
I love your finished quilt top. It is a good pattern for leaving a large blank for nice quilting.
As long as you the maker likes the quilt , others’ opinions don’t matter!
very pretty! congrats on finishing it.
Oh it is wonderful! I”ve always wanted to make that one!
LOL! I think that is great advice on who to ask opinions of! I love your quilt top!
I think he was trying to be tactful?? Yellow and green exist in nature together so it is fine, IMHO. I think that Hoffman stuff is wonderful on here with all the colors you used in the quilt.
WTG on the stash busting AND a finish. I still need to get my backing together in case Susan calls to tell me she is ready to quilt it. Add it to the list, I guess.
Rambo is a cutie patootie. I wish you could let him come in but I remember what a hissy fit Joey had with the baby girl kitty.
Hi!! Sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to you regarding quilt shops in Hawaii. I’m also sorry to have to respond to you in your comment section instead of by email. The computer that I am currently using does not have a default email set up yet (still waiting for techy son to help me set it up).
Many of the places that sell fabric are in warehouse-like shops. I’m on the island of Oahu so I don’t to know what is available on the outer islands. I am assuming you are looking for island style fabrics and not the kind of stuff you can find back home.
Here are a few shops that I know of…
98-023 Hekaha St., Bldg. 1-1
Aiea, HI PH: 488-8882
(Huge selection, differing qualities, watch out for the cheap stuff that is printed in the orient, has a huge selection of decent fabrics.)
938 Austin Lane
Honolulu, HI PH: 845-5400
(much smaller than Fabric Mart, kind of a hole in the wall store but has a pretty good selection.)
The Calico Cat
1223 Koko Head Ave.
Honolulu, HI PH: 732-3998
(Haven’t been here in years but this is an actual quilt shop.) http://www.thecalicocathawaii.com/
Notions in Paradise
906 Industrial Rd.
Honolulu, HI PH: 845-3232
(I haven’t been here in a long time but the couple that own it brings in a very good selection of quilt grade fabrics. I know they have batiks.)
I hope this helps a little. Have fun on your cruise!