These are just some of the fun I brought back from our trip to Hawaii's big island in February
If you can go to Hawaii, I recommend going in February,
The hotels are not full of tourists,
The weather is cooler than the summer but still beats the hell out of snow
And the Big Island Shop-hop goes on for the entire month!
For anyone familiar with Western Washington's annual Shop-hop. ( june 21-29)
It's the shops way of thanking customers for their patronage.
You go around to all the shops,
that are left, (Grumble, grumble, fuss, fuss)
gather a free pattern or a kit if you spend x$ and you have a fun project to do.
Here are all the patterns from the 5 shops around the Island
Row #1 red
Kiluea Kreations in volcano village
BTW each kit had up to 5 full fat quarters to work with so this could all have been done any which way with fabric to spare
Row #2 the yellows
Fabric and Quilting Delights in the Kona hills
And as you can see I did mess bit with their color way
There was more orange in this row
Row #3 the greens
Top Stitch in Honoka'a
Row #4 the blues
Quilt Passions in down town Kona
Row 5# the Purples
Kiluea Kreations in Hilo
Here's the flimsy all done with top and background
The top all quilted up pretty,
No binding yet, I'm thinking a dark green
Here's my close up Mr. DeMille!