Gracie’s 13th bday Quilt

Gracie I love you!! Thank you for being you. A sweet kind generous soul with lots of spunk and LOVE:D You make this world a better place just by Gracing us with your existence:D Love you SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!

Getting ready to hear my favorite sound.
Getting ready to hear my favorite sound.

This girl and her beautiful style:D  stacks of blocks:D
This girl and her beautiful style:D stacks of blocks:D
My sewing train.  The sun shining through my green turtle curtains makes everything look pretty green:D
My sewing train. The sun shining through my green turtle curtains makes everything look pretty green:D
My only sisters oldest daughter.  I love your swag:D
My only sisters oldest daughter. I love your swag:D
I love the randomness of the blocks. A good shot of the Xs :D
I love the randomness of the blocks. A good shot of the Xs 😀
Cant believe you are a teenager!!  STOP IT!! hahaha!
Cant believe you are a teenager!! STOP IT!! hahaha!
Its such a relief when they like it haha:D
Its such a relief when they like it haha:D

Misi’s Quilt for Hoku

Even before I married Jake these girls and this family welcomed me and made me feel accepted and loved unconditionally. I cant express how grateful I am and will forever be for their hugs and love through the years. Ill never forget how safe I felt when Misi and his buddy came to a party with me and warded off a creeper with that glare. Always loyal and always watching out for family he just had Big Brother written all over him.

Misi's youngest sisters Anna and Tracy and I about to bring it.  Missing Gina and all the Kongaika sisters but they were there.  Love you ALL!!
Misi’s youngest sisters Anna and Tracy and I about to bring it. Missing Gina and all the Kongaika sisters but they were there. Love you ALL!!

So glad I got to know him even a little bit. I was given the chance to help make this quilt for Hoku with and from the Wolfgram/kongaika ladies. Thanks for the opportunity!

Shy kind talented with a twinkle in those big brown eyes.  You are a light and a force for good. Im so glad to know you!
Shy kind talented with a twinkle in those big brown eyes. You are a light and a force for good. Im so glad to know you!
The girls worked so many symbols into this quilt.  For example The middle is where Their differences came together to make Purple and Grey and the I in HIM.  Red+blue=Purple & H+M=Eternity.  Corny maybe but still...  We also noticed the HIM.  We hope when any of us are down about missing and loosing our brother, that we will turn to Him for comfort.
The girls worked so many symbols into this quilt. For example The middle is where Their differences came together to make Purple and Grey and the I in HIM. Red+blue=Purple & H+M=Eternity. Corny maybe but still… We also noticed the HIM. We hope when any of us are down about missing and loosing our brother, that we will turn to Him for comfort.
Fear nothing.  I swear when Misi is around we really dont have to fear anything.  I believe he is still around watching and helping his beautiful wife mama and family.
Fear nothing. I swear when Misi is around we really dont have to fear anything. I believe he is still around watching and helping his beautiful wife mama and family.
Our cousin died and left us to deal.  This is what we did with what we had for a moment in time.  We laughed, we cried, we remembered.  We all love you Misi!
Our cousin died and left us to deal. This is what we did with what we had for a moment in time. We laughed, we cried, we remembered. We all love you Misi!
Quilting is one way to mourn.  Its a way to pour all of that energy and love into a project that will always be sacred to someone and some how when it is done and all that love is given to someone a small little patch covers one of the many holes left in our hearts.  Love you ladies.  Love you Hoku! Cant imagine the pain you still feel every day.  I know it doesnt help but you are so loved.
Quilting is one way to mourn. Its a way to pour all of that energy and love into a project that will always be sacred to someone and some how when it is done and all that love is given to someone a small little patch covers one of the many holes left in our hearts. Love you ladies. Love you Hoku! Cant imagine the pain you still feel every day. I know it doesnt help but you are so loved.
I couldnt help but feel blessed to have these two helping day and night.  They know how to make time fly.   I will always treasure this time. Miss you!
I couldnt help but feel blessed to have these two helping day and night. They know how to make time fly. I will always treasure this time. Miss you!
Always a smile. Always a beautiful song.  I love you Anna.  You are a gift to all of us.
Always a smile. Always a beautiful song. I love you Anna. You are a gift to all of us.
Whats it mean to be on Team Misi now that he is on the other side?
Whats it mean to be on Team Misi now that he is on the other side?

Triangle Rag quilt for Susan :D

I happy dance in my heart when I see this quilt.
I happy dance in my heart when I see this quilt.

I could not jump higher with excitement about a pretty fun to make project:D Thank you Susan for picking the cutest colors:D

I Loved adding this swirly boarder.  It just added the perfect finishing touch to this fun project.
I Loved adding this swirly boarder. It just added the perfect finishing touch to this fun project.

I used 7 different fabrics for this quilt with about one yard per design. I adore these rag quilts since my friend Dawn showed me how its done:D Its a whole new world up in here haha:D

You cant go wrong with little yellow polka-dot...trikinis?  haha
You cant go wrong with little yellow polka-dot…trikinis? haha

There are about a million and one tutorials for half square Triangles out there. There are also a million and five ways to make your own unique design with these beautiful blocks. Until I get a blog up with my own favorite way to make them here is a link to my Pinterest board dedicated to just half square triangles! They are AAAMAZING!! haha Post a link to your favorite tutorial in the comments. 😀

Its worth the extra effort to add a pretty border to any quilt.
Its worth the extra effort to add a pretty border to any quilt.

susans-quilt2 Perfect in its imperfection, just like life:D Im pretty sure this is the reason I LOVE Rag quilts.

I hope you enjoy this quilt as much as I did Susan:D Aloha!!

Uniform but not uniform.  I love to mix it up a little bit and I love the mixed in salsa of grey, yellows and blues.
Uniform but not uniform. I love the mixed in salsa of grey and yellows and blues.

If you have any questions please ask away. Ive been enjoying this sewing season:D Look for more posts soon:D
Alooooooha
Mandy