When Brenda was little, she lived in Hawaii. We’ve mentioned it before because Anneliese is still jealous. Anyway, Brenda remembers seeing robins from the mainland in the zoo and animals that were in the zoos on the mainland wandering around, including the nenes. A nene is a Hawaiian goose. When we came up with this quilt pattern, we thought what better than to pay homage to a goose of a different color!
The original Nene was pieced by Bernadette Kent and quilted by Teresa Silva of Quilting is My Bliss. It has a controlled color palette and the black and turquoise makes me think of the warm Hawaiian beaches. And that quilting is phenomenal, that’s all Teresa. But for something completely different, we also made it out of Giucy Giuce’s first fabric line called Quantum. Click here to see all the pretties in the line.
Doesn’t it look like a whole different design?! We fussy cut the center big triangle out of the panel from the line, so it looks like you did more piecing than is really there. We’re all for making things easy on ourselves. And hard on our quilters, so a giant thank you to Jess from Threaded Quilting who did a phenomenal job quilting both the Quantum Nenes and saved our bacon before market. She’s so good. Look at that!
And not to forget the lovely neutrals from Quantum, we did it again in a neutral version. I think it looks like a Japanese taupe quilt, very guy-friendly and sort of a Frank Lloyd Wright vibe.
Nene is so versatile, and at 67″ x 79″ a great size for a twin quilt or even a lap quilt for your tall friends.
You can download your copy from Etsy here.
You can download your copy from Craftsy here.