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…

KauaiRoad-15

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.

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38 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!

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  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

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  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…

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  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.

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  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!

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  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!

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  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.

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

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