Amazing how news travels.
One of you already asked to see
comparison shots of the Hibiscus quilts,
so here you go! Enjoy!!
Hibiscus I, from Kauai:
Hibiscus II with local batiks:
Hibiscus III (featured in an earlier post today) with Maui fabrics:
Which one do you like?! They're all pretty much the same, but with slight differences. Can you find them? Hibiscus I doesn't have as much contrast going on in the border fabric, something I like but couldn't find on Maui or home when I wanted to make the quilts. It's a very simple pattern made of half-square triangles, but it has impact especially if the fabrics chosen have a translucent effect, such as can be found with Hibiscus I and II, not so much with Hibiscus III. These fabrics translate a solid, brick wall effect instead of a 'balloon-behind-a-balloon' type of feel found in I & II. It's a great lesson in contrasting fabrics, not so much the piecing.
Aloha, and thank you for reading!