"Flowers from Oahu" by me in honor of Ruth

 This quilt has been a long time coming.  My darling husband and I traveled to Oahu for our 15th(?) wedding anniversary.  It was a lovely trip, and he patiently went with me to so many fabric stores.  I had to buy something at each and every one, so all of the "flower" prints in this quilt came from Hawaii.  The pattern is a snowball block with 3 corners made from the same background fabric, and the remaining one from a different fabric to make a "flower center".  Not my idea, I stole it from a customer's quilt.
One of my favorite days was when we got to visit the "Aloha Tower" in downtown Honolulu.  It's an Art Deco era tower near the harbor where ships used to and probably still do dock for cruises. We went to the top, enjoyed the view and just had such fun.  When we got home to our hotel that night, I was sorting through my lovely new fabrics, and found that this one has the tower in it!  Top right corner block, but the tower is laying on it's left side.

I finally started to make this quilt as a donation quilt in honor of my sister in law's mother who passed in November of 2016 after a very long illness.  The family requested that donations be made to the hospice company that cared for her, so I made this quilt to donate to them.    It took so long to get quilted because my sewing machine was in the shop fro 3 months, so no embroidered quilt labels.  Now that my machine is back and running beautifully, I'm getting caught up on my quilts.

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