Tuesday, February 5, 2019

ISLAND GIRL AT HEART

If you have been with my blog and reading for sometime, you would know that I am an island girl at heart.

I have always said I was born in the wrong place.

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View off our porch in Amerika Samoa



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view of the balcony in Hawaii



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                                        Oh....I can certainly smell the ocean looking at this picture


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Before we left Samoa I had planted a little pineapple plantation (that is what I called it)
Here is a little picture of my pineapples which I never got to pick.

It has been nine years and I still miss my friends and the little island out in the South Pacific.

That is why for my mini challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors 



I chose to do a little Island Mini.

I knew immediately what I wanted to do.

So I searched the internet for Island pictures.


Here is the one I chose.


drew the pieces I needed


cut around the outlines


Arranged the pieces how I wanted them.

Then did a little thread work.

put on a sleeve, and there you have it.

EASY.

I used mostly Island Batik scraps but did open a roll or two of my new stash builders.







21 comments:

beaquilter said...

Adorable! Aloha!

Needled Mom said...

That’s really pretty, Barb. I love the red hibiscus.

One could never tire of those views. I still can see our Hawaiian view in my mind. I have my own pineapple garden here - planting each pineapple we eat. They are not nearly as sweet as eating them there.

Denise said...

I love it, good job.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful little mini - love the little pineapple plant. Will you ever get to see it again?

Calicojoan said...

What a gorgeous mini and a great way to remember the place you love so much!

Karen said...

I love how much colour you packed into that tiny piece. It's gorgeous!

Tish Stemple said...

This is beautiful! I think you captured a beachy island perfectly in this little mini! So much color and fun.

Carol Andrews said...

What a summery mini! It’s perfect for our bitter wintry day to see something warm and bright.
Carol Andrews
https://quiltschmilt.wordpress.com/

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty wall hanging.

works4me said...

Gorgeous.

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

Totally understand! Once the pacific islands have your heart, you will never be totally free of them. Vanuatu has the same pull for us. Pretty mini :)

Jocelyn said...

You are such an amazing designer. And I remember when you left your special island and made the big move. It's hard to leave paradise.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

We are saving for our 20th anniversary next year. It will include a beach for sure!! You do such nice work...

Gene Black said...

I remember when you were an Island Girl. LOL... we have known each other for a while now. I do not remember knowing that you were growing pineapples. What an adventure.
Your mini is a true delight. I love your artistic use of the fabrics to create depth and richness to this little quilt.

JJ said...

Lovely places I can only imagine how it was. I love your mini.

Jen Strauser said...

Beautiful! Making quilts with coloring pages is so much fun.

Jackie OBrien said...

Gorgeous

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

It's beautiful Barb!

teachpany said...

So pretty! It's very tropical, and I hope it brings good memories of your Islands. I would love to visit a few, too.

Jennifer Gail said...

Pretty Barb
Batiks are starting to grow on me:)

Vasudha said...

So pretty and I love your island pictures and story.