Blog | Pacific Rim Quilt Company Sweet Peas for Grandma

Applique Blog

Hawaiian Quilting, 2 Fabric Applique, Lessons and so much more!


Sweet Peas for Grandma

Sweet Peas for Grandma Hawaiian Wall Quilt Pattern

Sweet Peas for Grandma Hawaiian Wall Quilt Pattern

Hawaiian quilters have long been known to make special quilts. I wanted to create a Hawaiian Wall quilt with a special meaning. Sweet Peas for Grandma was designed with my Grandma Myrt in mind. She always grew sweet peas in her garden in Minnesota. As children we would spend a couple of weeks or more at her home every summer. She loved her garden and every morning we would go out to pick sweet peas for the kitchen table. I have always loved the smell of them. I have very fond memories of spending time there with my Grandma. So it in honor of her that I have created this pattern.

There is also a nod to my heritage. I am Scandinavian and have always loved Rosemaling which is an art form originating in Norway. It was a design style which was painted on wooden furniture and objects with a flower motif like the image to the left. I thought what a great combination for my first Hawaiian Wall Quilt Pattern than to incorporate a couple of my favorite things and then share them with you, Rosemaling and Sweet Peas make a nice combination don't you think?

I hope you like this design as much as I do and I look forward to seeing what fabrics you will use to create your version of Sweet Peas for Grandma.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Sign up to receive your choice of monthly, quarterly or just occasional newsletters featuring specials, sales and more!