Pineapples and hibiscus join the Hawaiian quilt party!

The pineapple block is ready for it’s debut! DSCN5748 Doesn’t it look juicy?  And look at the little smiles at the bottom of each fruit!  Also making an entrance today… DSCN5747 The lovely pink hibiscus!  I also managed to stitch together the blocks for the red and blue designs, whatever the heck they are. DSCN5746 DSCN5749 I was tempted to just sit around on my laurels, basking in the glow of my ribbon from the quilt show.  With it comes great fame and glory, you know.  Talk show offers, world summits, ringing the closing bell at the stock exchange.  All that good stuff.  But no, I just got right back to work on my projects. DSCN5745 I have hired a security detail, however, and put my Hawaiian quilt blocks under the watchful eye of this Chinese soldier.  Not that my success is going to my head or anything…

Does anyone else see a Hawaiian quilt in my future? I think it’s my Destiny.

Look what happened at my house on Friday!

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The first block of my Hawaiian quilt is in the bag, and I am thrilled.  I’m using an Anita Goodesign embroidery collection called…wait for it…Hawaiian Quilt.  My plan is to use a variety of fun batik fabrics and make it really colorful.

I had three of these four sections completed when my sewing machine decided to have a spa visit.  The good news here is that I had actually saved my design in the machine memory!  I was able to complete the partially stitched section without a hitch.

Wondering what was up with my Babylock Destiny?  Just a big hairball – well, a thread tangle.  A spool of thread I had used previously kept shredding and breaking.  Some of that thread got caught up inside and built a nest in the machine.  Thanks to the clever and talented repair department at my dealer for solving that issue!

Destiny and I are resuming our love affair right where we left off.