Kauai Road — done!

This quilt began with a photograph of a road in Hanalei, Hawaii. If you’ve been there, you know the place. I used Photoshop to generate a drawing.

I made a placement overlay with the bones of the design. I didn’t use templates — I cut fabric by eye and built the quilt on my design wall.

Here it is, unquilted…


The quilting brings all the elements together; the quilting finishes the quilt.

I love this quilt, but Steve loves it more. It is hanging in our dining room on the wall he can see from his spot on the sofa. I suspect it’s going to stay on that wall for a long time.


41 thoughts on “Kauai Road — done!

  1. It has been fun to follow your progress on this quilt. I love it and love seeing it finished and knowing you and Steve love it. Bravo!


  2. Looks sweet! And confirms my new notion, borrowed from Janet Boulton, of cutting things “by eye.”

    It makes it Human, instead of manufactured, somehow, huh?

    Your work is a blessing, sister. Thanks


  3. It’s wonderful! I love it!!!
    Lived in Hawaii a long time ago when my husband was in the Navy.
    Your quilt really does it justice…


  4. You did a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing the process with us. I will never be as bold as you are but it is great fun to see what someone else can do.


  5. I love this photo turned quilt. It is gorgeous. I also love reading your newsletters, and have a question about stitching with attitude. In the video, you are using 16 weight cotton. How many strands are you using? Thank you!


  6. Love this! I build my landscape quilts the same way, except I go straight from photo to wall. Your fabrics are very different from mine – fun to see how different the same techniques can turn out!


  7. WOW! I love your interpretation of the photo. It is so vibrant and full of life. Delightful. Thank you for sharing how you worked.


  8. love your Kauai Road quilt!
    Makes me want to go back and visit my friend in Kapaa, and the
    Kapaia quilt shop!
    Frances Dolph


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