Thursday, June 2, 2016

Mahalo

Hello! Today I'm sharing a little bit more about one of my market quilts, Mahalo! This quilt happens to be one of my favorite quilts. Ever. The reasons I love this quilt are simple: my great-great grandmother made a version of this quilt, it's scrappy, and it's much easier to make than it looks!



If you think I've shared this before...you're right...kind of. I previously made 




this quilt, and it was published in American Patchwork & Quilting (you can read all about that version here). 

It was about the time that I made the first version of this quilt that we were working on our Desert Bloom fabric collection. I knew from the beginning I had to make this quilt with Desert Bloom...and that I would love it even more with these fabrics.

My friend Marion did the same String of Pearls quilting pattern on the new quilt (it was just so perfect for the pattern)! 


 And...now that it's been 6 months since it was published, I'm able to release the pattern as a single pattern!



 Even more exciting is the fact that Moda is going to be kitting this quilt in one of their fun boxes! I can hardly wait to see it! The kits will ship in November...and I have them for pre-order in my shop now until June 15th.

The folks at Moda also made a version of Mahalo, and it was able to hang in Camp Moda during quilt market. Their version was beautifully quilted by Maggi Honeyman.




 And...if you've read this far...I do have paper and pdf versions of Mahalo available in the shop for just $5 with the code Mahalo through June 5th...it's my favorite...I wanted to have a special!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

32 comments:

Nancy Poorbaugh said...

I love this pattern too. I have a project box containing the magazine and Denyse Schmidt fabrics ready to make. I like this version as well.

Hildy said...

It's really a bautiful quilt and looks perfect in your collection! But I'm curious ... how does your great-great grandmother's quilt look like? Would love to see a picutre of that quilt:-)

Lara B. said...

Mahalo is beautiful in your Desert Bloom fabrics Sherri and Marion's String of Pearls quilting! I was curious if your Great-Great Grandmother's quilt is still in use today and if you know when she sewed it. I love how how quilting is a legacy in your family!

Karen said...

I think this is my favorite pattern of yours too, and it is definitely on my wish list to make. I can't tell you how many times I have read over the pattern in APQ. :-)

Joyful Mom said...

Love this quilt! I just ordered the pattern and would like to know many layer cakes or charm packs are needed?

Kate said...

There's something great about this quilt - I'm restoring my great-grandmother's quilt made from the same pattern. Hers includes some solids in the "rings" - it's very modern for the 50s! Love seeing it out again as a pattern. (Maybe for our great grandkids?)

Sinta Renee said...

This is such a fun quilt! I am working on mine right now... from the APQ magazine issue!

Nancy J said...

What a setting, hanging there by the "tree", lovely choice of colours to show the design so well, and quilting pearls a perfect finish.

Martina said...

This is a beautiful quilt! Love the overall view and thanks so much for the possibility to buy it as a single pattern! Yay!

Lori Smanski said...

congratulations. this is such a pretty quilt. I love the name.
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Kathy said...

Oh this looks like a fun pattern!

Kathy H said...

Beautiful quilt. How exciting to see it hanging in moda's booth.

Karen Rowland said...

Love this quilt!!

sam said...

Lovely pattern. Great color combinations.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Drat, missed the sale. But the pattern is lovely. How nice that it is so meaningful to you...that you recreated a quilt your grandmother made. Love that.

anna brown said...

Very nice would be a great way to use up scraps... happyness04431@yahoo.com

OhioLori said...

LOOOOVE your Quilt! Sorry to see I missed the deal on Pattern by one day :/ Thank s for sharing tho...looove the quilt & fabrics you used

Darlene said...

I like the movement in the quilt. It could be scrappy or fat quarter friendly. Thanks Darlene

Lisa Marie said...

Just lovely! I love old patterns made with modern fabrics.

JanineMarie said...

Hi--I'm visiting from Lara's fun mini-blog hop this week. I have a thing for modern traditional quilts lately, and this pattern with the bright fabrics definitely fits into that niche! I love how you can make old patterns new again--and the connection to your great grandma makes it that much more special.

lauraluvsloons said...

Hi , I'm visiting from BuzzinBumble's blog. I had a lot of fun reading all the blogs for this hop ~ great inspiration.

Teresa in Music City said...

What a fun happy pattern! Congrats on the release of another wonderful choice from your pattern line :*)

LJ said...

Glad to hear it's not as complicated as it looks. I love all the curves in Mahalo - great looking pattern. Visiting from BuzzinBumble.

Deborah said...

I like reading your story behind your design. thank you for sharing. Your quilt is wonderful. Checking out the stops on Lara's blog hop again and seeing so many inspiring quilts.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful pattern Sherri and you new line of fabrics are also fantastic!

Mara said...

Oh my curves, how special that you have received a quilt pattern that your grandmother made.

Sandra @SewofCourse said...

How lovely to re-make a pattern that previous generations have enjoyed, too. It gives the quilt extra meaning to know you follow in the family tradition in that way!

FlashinScissors said...

Hi, I am visiting you from Lara's blog hop. A lovely pattern Sherri, it must have been so exciting to see your beautiful quilt hanging in Moda's booth!
Barbara x

Anne said...

Really beautiful! I love the curves and the color selections!

Heide said...

What a great looking quilt! Love the new fabric too.

Shelley E said...

Very pretty. I have always wanted to try quilting curved pieces!

Kathy's Korner said...

It says a lot for this quilt that it is your favorite. I love it!

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