I Triple Dare You

To Dresden!  And I took the dare for myself.

I give you Ānuenue – (pronounced “āh-noo-weh-noo-weh” ) – which means Rainbow in Hawaiian. 

if you are just joining me, for the hop, I have lived in Hawaii for the last 5 1/2 years.  We are scheduled to move back to the mainland this coming summer. I have loved our time here and will miss all my friends that I have made here. 

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Every day you see can a rainbow here.  When we move back to the mainland in a few months, I will miss my Hawaiian Rainbows.  I had to make me something to remind me of them and my 6 years in Hawaii.

I dyed the fabrics for this using procion dyes.  I started with Clear Yellow, Sapphire Blue, and Fire Red.  Though not a “true rainbow” as it would have been if I Had used the cyan, magenta, and lemon yellows, but I still like it – because Sapphire blue and fire red are my favorite dyes in those colors.

 

Here is a snapshot of them batching (along with a few other things) from my phone the day I dyed fabric.

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and here are the fabrics after the dye process.

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After the dresden was appliqued to the quilt top and then sandwiched, i  used painter’s tape to mark the grid-lines for quilting.  I will have to say though, this is the first time my grid-quilting has come out so flat and pretty.  My Janome 6600 integrated walking foot really did a good job! 

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When I visited some of the blogs on Thursday, Friday, and Monday, I was inspired to do the following.

Here is “Puanani” (pronounced Poo-ah nah-nee) which is Beautiful Flower  in Hawaiian. Sorry for the not-so good photo – it was really rainy today so I couldn’t take it outside to photograph it.

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I was inspired by these blogs’s posts:

Debby Kratovil Quilts  – inspired by her vortex quilts I saw that the circular shape didn’t have to be just a traditional dresden blade; it could be other things.  From there I wanted to try to make them uneven sizes.  That was the start of this quilt.  That vortex quilt really opened up my eyes to dresdens!

Busy Bee Quilts – inspired the white space in-between the colored blades.

I started working on this quilt on Saturday.  I had the two different sized dresdens and was playing with them to see what to do with them.  I was at a stand-still and thought I would just post this “sneak peak”  below and hopefully find more inspiration after my day of the hop.

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Sunday I couldn’t do anything; we had bad weather and with the threat of the power going off, I really didn’t play in the sewing room at all.

Then Monday morning, inspiration struck again!

Rosemary B – showed me the solution to a problem that I wanted to do if I overlapped the “petals” of the dresdens and have it look like two flowers together; by having shorter blades in between.  I trimmed the one blade that was the problem and voila! problem solved!   Sunshine Girl’s beautiful cog quilt helped with this inspiration too!

Quilting Lodge – inspired the double center for the flower.

Thank you everyone for the great inspiration for my quilt.  I can’t wait to see what everyone else’s blog’s brings!  I was able to finish this up Monday morning (because I have guild tonight- Monday night) and I have to post at 6pm the night before, which is when guild is for me.  The little quilt only finishes about 12×16 – but I couldn’t have made it without the ladies from this hop!

 

And since you have stayed with me this far, here is a treat for everyone:  A tutorial on how to make the rainbow-striped binding that I used for Anuenue.

Be sure to check out the other blogs that are taking the dare today:

January 29th, 2013

A Peach in Stitches <<<—— That is me!

Nancy W @ “that Other Blog”

L3 Designs

Bungalow Bay Quilts

Quilted Delights

Quilt Crossing

Lixie Makes it

A Quilting Sheep

Charlotte’s Creations

Quilt-n-Queen

Domesticity and Other Ponderous Things

Sew Much 2 Luv

A Quilt and a Prayer

Amanda Murphy Design

Little Mushroom Cap

Kathy’s Quilts

Sandra Kaye Design

About Kim

I am a mom of two that now resides in San Antonio area. I moved from Hawaii a year ago. I am a full-time student that works part time at the college I attend as a work-study. When I have time, I quilt, make jewelry, and now craft with my new silhouette cameo cutter.
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65 Responses to I Triple Dare You

  1. kathy h says:

    I love the rainbow dresden and then the flower one is so cute also.

  2. Love your rainbow fabrics and the lovely Dresden you made from them! And your flower is so happy – makes me long for spring!

  3. Diane S says:

    Your fabrics came out gorgeous! Love your rainbow. This hop has been very inspirational. (And I love my Janome 6600!)

  4. rosa says:

    Your fabrics are sweetest.Love your rainbow and you made wonderful dresden.I`m enjoying this hop!!

  5. Sandra Davidson says:

    Loved the rainbows when we visited Maui, your fabrics make beautiful rainbow dresdens.

  6. evelyn says:

    Lovely rainbow dresden. Beautiful dyed fabric I can see that you were truly inspired.

  7. Absolutely beautiful! The colors you used are amazing. I love it!

  8. Cecilia says:

    Beautiful rainbow Dresden. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Kris says:

    I love all the colors and the fact that you dyed the fabrics yourself!! This will make a wonderful memory for the Hawaiin rainbows!!

  10. Barb N says:

    THat’s so fun to dye the fabrics yourself. You’ve made a nice reminder of your island living.

  11. Simone says:

    The dye turned out beautiful. Thanks for sharing the tutorial as well.

  12. Mary W says:

    Your dyed Dresden is gorgeous. The colors are so so pretty.

  13. Linda J says:

    The rainbow dresden is lovely with those wonderful hand dyed fabrics but I think your “beautiful flower” is just that! How inspiring!

  14. Bente says:

    beautiful selfdyed fabrich, gorgeous dresdens.
    Thanks for sharing ☺

  15. Pamela says:

    Inspiring! I love that you dyed the fabric and your flower is beautiful! And kudoos to you for pointing out all your inspiration. It is often that as quilters that we get inspiration from “somewhere” and not as often that we acknowledge it completely. Thank you for sharing.

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