A little over a week ago, Berene from Happy Sew Lucky posted about her collaborative project with Amy of Sewtopia to design a series of Asian Love Banners to combat the hate that the Asian community has had to endure in the past year. Not only are these amazing patterns, but 100% of the profit will go to organizations that support various Asian communities.
I knew immediately I wanted to make that Aloha banner! My dad lived in Hawaii for most of my school-aged years and I was very fortunate to spend a lot of time there (this is probably why I’m obsessed with everything tropical and all the fun Polynesian style stuff). It’s such an amazing place and I have many fond memories of those years. Seriously I wish I could move there!
Of course I decided on some tropical colors from the Riley Blake Confetti Cottons collection. I chose Curry, Fuchsia, Super Pink, Mac and Cheese, and Olive....several of which are not colors I normally use but they are gorgeous together because they remind me of a tropical flower.
This pattern was a breeze to sew up! It's a very well written FPP pattern.
I decided to quilt it a diamond grid because it kind of gives it that pineapple texture.
I also sewed a solid top instead of a tab top...just because it gave me more flexibility to use a dowel or display it on a string later. Of course I can't decide that now. LOL
I was able to take a few shots of it outside after it FINALLY stopped raining!
Unfortunately the tropical flowers around here are lacking since we had that freeze that killed nearly everything. My blooming Crepe Myrtles had to make do!
This was such a quick and easy project and it makes me happy that I could finally do a bit of fun sewing for myself and a good cause.
You can either get the patterns from Happy Sew Lucky or Sewtopia! And you can get the entire set, or just the language you want. How adorable would these be as pillows or mini quilts? If you want to sew it into a banner, the pattern is available there too!
Be sure to check out all the great colors of the RBD Confetti Cottons! You can shop for them HERE at the Fat Quarter Shop.
Until later, happy sewing!