Friday, May 20, 2011

Can I get a Whoop-Whoop?? Maluhia.... Peaceful, Restful, Tranquil...



Hi, all!


I hope you've had a great week - I know I've spent a lot of time looking at all the beautiful quilts on the Blogger's Quilt Festival and getting lots of inspiration there!!  And here's another chance to inspire and be inspired - it's time to link up for Whoop Whoop Friday!  I hope you're ready......  Here's my whoop whoop for the week....


"Maluhia"

Maluhia means peaceful, restful, or tranquil in Hawaiian, and it felt like a really appropriate name for this quilt.  The front is a mix of Hawaiian themed fabrics I ordered from GotFabric.com, which has a great selection of fabrics and a fabulous website, including a virtual design wall so you can see all your fabrics together!  I first saw this design on Shiner's View - Lisa designed a great quilt and it was perfect for these fabrics.


Maluhia will be going to a man that my husband works with.    He lived in Hawaii for many years and loves all things Hawaiian.  Since he was recently diagnosed with cancer, this quilt is a way for us to help the people he works with show their love and concern for him.  

The back is signed by his co-workers - their expressions of encouragement and hope are heartwarming!  But after I finished quilting it, the back still looked a little bare.  So I called an artist friend of mine who lived in Hawaii for many years and does a lot of beautiful paintings of the islands.  She added some Hawaiian flowers to the back of the quilt... (you can click on the pics to make them larger...)





I really love the addition of these flowers to the back of the quilt - they add so much to the Hawaiian feeling of the quilt!

And one final shot of the quilt.....


We had such lovely sunshine today for taking pictures!  It's been a while - lots of gray days lately that are terrible for getting good pictures.  But it was a pleasure getting these shots today!!

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So now it's your turn - what have you been working on this week?  What made you do a little dance of happiness?  Share - we want to dance with you!!  The link will stay open until Saturday midnight, so join in!!


Later!


Sarah






16 comments:

  1. What a lovely quilt given with such a big heart.

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  2. I love this pattern - saved the tutorial for the next donation quilt. Very special quilt you have made - the back is an extra special touch.

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  3. What a wonderful quilt! and for a very special reason. All the extra touches and vibrant colours will brighten the day of anyone that sees it!

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  4. Love, love, love the idea of the signatures and flowers on the back! What a beautiful and comforting gift for your husbands friend!
    Blessings,
    Mary Lou

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  5. Such a beautiful quilt! lovely!

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  6. Love the quilt & the back of it is amazing.

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  7. The added detail was a wonderful idea, Sarah! So pretty!

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  8. Great work, as usual! I love the Maluhia quilt! It's even more lovely than most of your 'love' quilts.

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  9. I love this! Great fabric and design. Even the quilting is swirly like water!

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  10. What a great quilt! I love all the extra things that make it special for your friend.

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  11. Beauty shines through this one--just lovely:)

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  12. I love the Hawaiian quilt. I am sure the gentleman will treasure the quilt. What a wonderful gift. Whoop Whoop to you.

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  13. I love your quilt ! can you believe I remembered to post this week -- wow !

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  14. One of my favorites~! I am sure he will be so touched by this quilt.

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  15. Great Quilt -- I have already visited Lisa's Site and signed up as a fan. Today I am cleaning my sewing room (total wreck), however after visiting all the links, I may just have to shut off the vacuum. Thank you again for hosting.

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  16. Great Whoop! Whoop! Sarah. I finally got something completely finished, but, I didn't get it posted. I posted about my son's cardboard boat races instead. His boat 'finished'. Maybe I should have entered him instead. LOL

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