Hawaiian Applique quilt square finally done!

    Mary and I took a class a few years ago at our local quilt guild on making a Hawaiian appliqué quilt block.  We cut out our designs and basted the designs to white fabric.  The appliqué is needle turned by hand – not my favorite technique but I do like the look of the Hawaiian appliqué blocks.  I completed about 60% of the appliqué in the first year and then put it in my UFO box.  Found the design again when I was cleaning up and organizing the sewing room.  So I finished the needle turned appliqué and then used free motion quilting on my machine to complete the square.  I drew a quilting design on the blue appliqué design with a white marking pen.  The markings really helped me with the free motion quilting.  I used a walking foot to add echo – quilting lines in the white fabric.  I decided to make a pillow for our back porch with the quilt square.  When I decided to make an art quilt with Hawaiian leaves, Mary suggested using a Hawaiian appliqué block in the project.  She has a green Hawaiian appliqué square that I am going to finish quilting and then deconstruct the block for another art quilt project.  It feels good to complete another UFO. Keep having fun sewing and quilting.  Donna

2 thoughts on “Hawaiian Applique quilt square finally done!

  1. I love the Hawaiian quilt look, but the thought of doing genuine needle turn applique daunts me every time. I will only proceed if I can figure out how to ‘fake it’!!!!

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