Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kapaia Quilts

I'm glad I noticed this shop as we were driving by! We'd made a special trip to the Kauai Museum to see a quilt exhibit there, only to find that the promotional materials were wrong- no quilt show. So Kapaia Stitchery was a great find.

Not sure, but I think this is another Lisa Boyer design, Happy Hula Huts:

This one is Lisa's for sure: Baby Honu Sea Turtle:

You can't tell from the photos, but the turtle legs are actually turned pieces so they are attached to the shell and move freely from the quilt. (Does that make sense?) Very cute.

Here are some colorful pineapples, symbols of hospitality and iconic Hawaiian motifs.

I like how the half square triangles and piano key borders change color as they go around the quilt, and they repeat the colors and fabrics of the pineapples. And how the use of warm and cool colors creates a shaded effect on the pineapples, that is then repeated by the borders. (I don't tend to think out my quilts so carefully- maybe I should try that!)


  1. No I don't know the popcorn tree song at all. Please send it! I love that pineapple quilt, so colourful.

  2. Love the pineapple quilt. What a joyous pattern.

  3. Lisa your stuff is cuter than cute. The huts are amazing. Well it all is.