not that i don't quilt other seasons, but there's something about short days and cold temps that just beg for having a large quilt in your lap. and, in honor of today's photo, my text has gone orange! this quilt has been in process for about 5 years now, from choosing the pattern, the fabric, cutting the applique, the basting and actual applique work and now the really fun part, the quilting. this will definitely be one of my personal heirloom quilts and i am giddy to realize it'll soon be finished. if you have never tried hawaiian style quilting, i can heartily recommend you do. as a bonus, applique angst has disappeared!