September 1, 2009

Aloha Kaimuki

Posted in Twitter Quilts...Twilts tagged , , , , , , at 1:56 PM by Shelley Swanland

Aloha Kaimuki TwiltIt’s been a while since I posted but I am back now. I took some R&R, did some work and enjoyed the summer. It’s time to get back to my friends in the blogosphere though. Early in August, just after the Long Beach Quilt Show I went to Hawaii to visit my son, Raymond. He lives in Kaimuki, a little town just south east of Waikiki and Honolulu. Hawaii is such a beautiful place and it was fabulous to see him.Aloha Kaimuki Shells Detail I didn’t take any quilting related supplies with me other than a bit of handwork. Imagine my surprise that within walking distance of Raymond’s home I found the Kaimuki Dry Goods Store and a little bead store called Bead It.Aloha Kaimuki Flowers Detail  I collected supplies to fashion my Hawaiian Twilt completely by hand. The Dragonfly fabric became the focal point and I stitched the strips to each other by hand through the batting and backing.A K Kailua 2 W

Embroidery floss, flower sequins, beads, pearls and shells were added for embellishment. I rolled the backing to the front and stitched the binding by hand. I think this twilt will always have special meaning to me because while I created it I explored Kailua, Waikiki and Honolulu with my son.

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  1. Kathi Battles said,

    Welcome back! Fabulous as always. Glad you had a wonderful Hawaiian experience with your boy! Aloha!

  2. Angie said,

    How lovely, Shelley! I was wondering why so much time was passing between twilts. Couldn’t have been for a better reason that that – Hawaii.


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