A Hawaiian cruise is an excellent way to explore the Hawaiian Islands. It can also be the adventure of a lifetime as the traveler embarks on an unforgettable journey. This Hawaiian cruise travel guide does not attempt to relate information on the myriad of places to visit on the islands. What this guide does try to do is relate the author's experiences and the many different types of cruises that cruise companies operate. Cruise options for the Hawaiian Islands range from the big, majestic cruise ships with hundreds of passengers to smaller, more intimate boats. These smaller, "small ship" cruises offer a closer look at Hawaiian culture while sometimes visiting the smaller, uninhabited or sparsely inhabitant isles. Cruise options also include different ports of origins. Some begin on mainland United States or Mexico, and return to those ports. Others visit not only the Hawaiian Islands, but other Polynesian islands as well. The Hawaiian Chronicles - Our Hawaiian Adventures also covers most of the major cruise lines that offer Hawaiian cruises, both big ship and small ship. The author hopes you enjoy reading about his Hawaiian cruise adventure and uses it to help plan your own journey into paradise.
Make a home for your orphaned blocks!
Orphaned blocks can find their way into any quilter's life. Whether they are leftover from an unfinished project, collectible blocks found at a garage sale, or even antique blocks discovered in your great-aunt's attic, Tricia Lynn Maloney will teach you how to care for your orphan blocks, and make a home for them.
Orphan Block Quilts includes:
*14 projects, with 11 variations. From full-size bed quilts to table runners, these projects incorporate blocks from the 1880s to the 1950s.
*Instructions on caring for your orphan blocks. Find out about the common problems you might encounter with your orphans, and how to work with them.
*Advice on designing a setting. Not only does Tricia provide guidance on creating companions blocks and finding companion fabric, she also offers insight on how she overcame the design challenges of each project.
*The story behind each quilt. In addition to historical information about various fabrics and blocks, Tricia shares the stories of two of the blockmakers, providing a precious glimpse of the lives sewn into the seams of the blocks.
If you don't have any orphan blocks, Tricia gives you advice on locating potential sources, whether from your own family or online. And it's easy to substitute brand-new blocks, and make a new quilt from the ground up. Check out the 11 variations in the book, where Tricia did just that!
Whether your orphan blocks are antique, vintage, collectible or simply leftover from a recent project, you can sew the perfect setting that will let the blocks shine!
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