Sunday, August 28, 2011

green sakura

What do you do with 11 yards of green fabric?  Well I needed a backing fabric for the hawaiian fabric quilt, so I thought maybe this would work.  I don't know.  It doesn't match very well with the hawaiian fabric and this green is pretty intense.  I'm going to put this project aside for a while and see if I can come up with a better backing fabric.  I measured the top and it came out to be a surprising 84 inch square.  Much bigger than I thought.

Friday, August 26, 2011

hawaiian fabric

This is the quilt that I am currently working on.   I have a full size batting on my bed and have placed the squares of hawaiian fabric in a simple pattern.  I love hawaiian fabric and this is 100 % cotton.  Amazing. Usually, the fabric with the hawaiian patterns are made in a cotton polyester blend.  The white portions of the pattern will use the polyester and have a waxy feel to it.  I have broken many sewing needles on the hard plastic poly blends.  This fabric sews wonderfully and no broken needles.  Yes the fabric is bright.  Yes it is colorful.  But it feels great.  My sister in law Carol sent it to me in a care package.  I have used most of the fabric and just have some palaka fabric that I am saving.  Thanks Carol