How the Tropical Tiki Quilt Was Born
When Dan and I moved into our little condo nearly 3 years ago, we decided we would decorate it with a tropical tiki bar theme. That required repainting and removing the carpet. The walls in the living area went from pale yellow to turquoise. The bedroom went from pale yellow to a dark periwinkle. And all of the trim was painted orange. The carpet was replaced with laminate flooring that looks like wooden planks. The curtains replaced by wood blinds.
We have two types art on the walls – music themed and tiki themed. The tiki art work:
There was one final detail I wanted for the condo to complete the look – a king-sized bedspread in tropical colors. I did a lot of looking online and could find nothing that fit the look I was going for. So I asked my mother if she would consider making a king-sized quilt in the sought after colors. Happily, she agreed.
We had a lot of fun going through the stash and sorting out fabric that would work. We also made a visit to Quiltique, our local fabric shop. Then we set about choosing the pattern. My mother found a block on a magazine cover that we both loved. Unfortunately, there was no pattern in the magazine for the block we liked so much. So my mom designed a similar block in Electric Quilt. The result was the Tropical Tiki Quilt.
The Tropical Tiki Quilt
Yesterday, we got the Tropical Tiki Quilt back from the longarmer. It is gorgeous!
Didn’t the longarmer, Gina Fiddes do a lovely job?
I couldn’t be more happy! Thanks Mom!