Sunday, August 17, 2014


I made the costumes for Vacation Bible School at my church. The theme was Kingdom Chronicles, emphasizing the armor of God. The setting was a castle; let me introduce you to the characters in the daily skits...
King Karl

Prince Phillip

Prince Phillip in the full armor of God

Sir Stephen, Knight
Queen Camilla, evil sister of the king
The Queen's Dragon


The whole cast
I came up with the ideas for the costumes. The queen's dress was made by her mother; the prince's shirt was a combined effort with a friend of mine. The rest I made on my own. My husband built the set of armor and the dragon's head.

It was a lot of work! I am satisfied with the look of each costume, and I have a sense of accomplishment as well.

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Farewell Quilt

Recently the associate pastor at my church accepted  a position in another Hawaii! The quilters sent his family off in style with a double-sided quilt. I called it the Coming and Going Quilt.
The going side is the Swoon pattern, using the fabric line "Safari Moon". It represents where the family is going to...islands of bright colors surrounded by a sea of blue.
The coming side is a signature quilt made with disappearing four patch blocks. It represents where the family is coming from, and it is signed by all the families in my church. The sentiments were so special, from how this family made an impact on different people, to light-hearted comments, such as "save me a spot on the beach"!
This family was sent off with much love and a special quilt!
for a Whoop Whoop finish!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Graduation Quilts

My church has three students graduating from high school this year. Here are the quilts that were made for them, to be presented in church on June 1.
This first one is for the girl; the pattern is from the book Transparency Quilts by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr.
The other two quilts are for the two boys. It is always a challenge to make quilts for the boys; the church stash is built on donated fabrics, and by far the majority of the fabrics are suited for girlish quilts! I supplemented a bit from my stash for both of these...

I am not sure what pattern this is as I saw a picture of one like it and basically planned it out on my own. It sure is a striking quilt!
This next quilt is from a pattern called "Buckle Up", designed by Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting. We used all solids for the greens and blues; the dark fabrics are all black on black.