Sunday, April 29, 2012


  In memory of Sam (Kamuela) is a quilt made for a dear friend in Hawaii.  Sam passed peacefully at home on the Big Island this year.
Sam - Sharon's Photo
  The quilt uses a photo (taken by Sharon) and printed onto white cotton treated with digital ground clear (Golden) to enhance print quality.  Sam's photo was manipulated in Photshop Elements to give a painterly effect.  I fused purple tulle and black organza silk to make the hat and shirt.  To continue the painted elements of the quilt, the background was quilted and then painted with Lumiere pearlescent blues (brand: Jacquard).  The flowers for the lei are fussy cut, fused and dot glued to hold until they can be sewn onto the quilt. I was planning to add beads to the lei, but the flowers seem to stand on their own.
  Next I will finish the quilt by hand quilting in the boarders.

Sam ~ 2012
Sam _ Detail

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