Thursday, January 13, 2011

YOU CAN TAKE THE GIRL OUT OF SAMOA BUT YOU CANT TAKE THE SAMOAN OUT OF THE GIRL!!

You all have heard this statement so many times and I am sorry but I truly am an "ISLAND GIRL"......

Picture it...

back in Samoa
Beach
Mountains
Sunshine
Fresh air

oh yes....and bright colors.....

As you know, I have limited fabrics but I do have the Samoan Fabrics and Batiks that I literally hand carried from Hawaii to Texas.

Here is what I am doing with them.



I was going to do like the pattern and just put these squares side by side but it was just way to busy so I decided to use black to offset the bright busyness of the fabrics and I am here to tell you that this quilt even on my design floors is amazing (even if I say so myself). That black just sets off each fabric. I can't wait to get it all together....ran out of black....

Gotta go to JoAnn's....say it ain't so....



Then, Sandy before she became very ill was so worried that I would not have any fabric and so she had my sister send me some and this is what I received.....



My sister knows I love snowmen....ummm ummm happy days...now let us see if I can do something with these before Christmas of next year. Thanks Sandy!!


39 comments:

John'aLee said...

Awww. beautiful quilts Island Girl!

JustCindy said...

Those beautiful Samoan fabrics just POP against the black. The quilt will be beautiful.

lesthook said...

That is going to be beautiful!

Rachel said...

What a bright, happy quilt! It looks great with the black against all the coloured blocks.

Micki said...

Your quilt is lovely. Black is always wonderful to makes things pop out.
Micki

Danielle said...

Love the contrast against the black! Just beautiful!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Barb! Beautiful fabrics on the top picture! I LOVE bright colors too. Jenn

Yvette said...

I love those panels!

You really are an island girl. That quilt is screaming at me to go to the beach and have a Mai Tai.

Robin Quilts, etc. said...

I love using black and this quilt of yours is the perfect example. It makes the colors pop. It's looking absolutely fabulous.

Cheryl Willis said...

I am a big fan of a nice black border. Your fabrics are just so exciting! cw

Yvonne said...

I love your quilt. My friend set off her African fabrics with black in the same way, having each block a crazy quilt pattern. Then with all the hand stitching it looks great. You made a good choice using the black.
I love the snowman quilt. I have been wanting to make a snowman quilt....one day...one day. :)

sewmeow said...

Love those bright fabrics, Barb. And..black always shows them off super! Great job.

Fiesta said...

The Samoan fabrics look striking against the black. Definetly a good choice. You sure know how to stay busy while you wait for your household goods.

Cyndi said...

I LOVE your "Island Girl" quilt, Barb! Those fabrics are so beautiful, but set against the black they are just stunning! That is going to be a gorgeous quilt. And that Sandy...always thinking of others! She's so dear!

Back to sewing!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

That is going to be absolutely beautiful!!

Bill Treadway said...

I want to make one! That is a wonderful design.

Lynn W, aka Alamosa Quilter said...

I'm lovin' the Samoan prints with the black! I can feel the island breeze just looking at it.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

You are so right the colors just pop with the black. It will be wonderful. Love your new banner!!

jennifer said...

Pretty Barb

Penny said...

Barb, your quilt is amazing! Really love the colors.

Scrappy quilter said...

I love those Samoa fabrics. The black really makes them pop out. Beautiful work. I'm a snowman girl as well. Hugs

West Michigan Quilter said...

Those fabrics are beautiful. I love the brights. Sandy is so nice to worry about you. I love that panel she gave you. My prayers are with her.

Regina said...

I love those fabrics with the black! Are you enjoying your new home? Did this recent blizzard catch you guys down there? I didn't get it too bad here at the house but my husband couldn't go to work yesterday. He was crushed. ha ha

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I've always been a big fan of brights and black. I think it looks amazing.

Michelle May said...

Even though I love white, the decorator in me ddoes love these colors against the black.
Cutie snowmen!
xx, shell

Gene Black said...

I love the pop that makes with the black!

Just Ramblin' said...

Wow! I love what the black does for those fabrics! Beautiful! Nola

Melissa said...

Couldn't imagine it without the black. Good call!

vivian said...

The black does really pop it!

Kim said...

This is going to be a super fantastic quilt. Love it!

SewCalGal said...

I too love the Samoan fabrics against the black. I think you're going to treasure this quilt for many years to come. AS will always be a part of you.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

wackywoman said...

Your quilt is going to be stunning. Looks like a lot of people think the same.

QuiltSue said...

You're right, the black shows off the colours so well - it makes them stand out far better than if they were on a white or cream.

As for the snowmen - you got them just in time to join in this year's Christmas Quiltalong!

Barb said...

Oh those brights look wonderful on black!

LuAnn said...

Love the batik quilt. The black really makes the colors pop.

hetty said...

I love the Samoan prints against the dark fabric!

Cathi said...

Those gorgeous colourful fabrics against the black are making you an absolutely fabulous quilt!!

free indeed said...

I have a hard time wanting to use black in a quilt, but I must admit, it does make everything so vibrant! Guess i'm a dull girl :P

The Quilting Pirate said...

Ahhh, the island girl is in most of us I think...especially during these months. I'm itching for ocean waves, sounds and heat!! :) I LOVE your use of this batiks--very striking!!

You are such a generous person Ms. Barb!