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Thread: hawaiian quilts???

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    Super Member tealfalcon's Avatar
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    hawaiian quilts???

    i was born in hawaii and lived there until i was 12 and i have always wanted to make a hawaiian quilt...can anyone who has made one help me ? i really would like to make one in a pineapple pattern or palm tree....thanks for any help or advice in advance

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    Super Member snipforfun's Avatar
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    I suggest using a Quilt Smart pattern. They save a set of 4 blocks. I made the 4 blocks in the set.
    Quiltsmart.com. You will find it under Snuggler Packs

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    I did a Hawaian quilted pillow a few years ago. It was done as a reverse applique. I just found this site that has free applique patterns. When I made my pillow I bought the book Hawaiian Quilting by Elizabeth Root.

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    You might want to look around this site. www.pacificrimquiltco.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    You might want to look around this site. www.pacificrimquiltco.com
    This is the best resource I know of. You can buy here DVD and patterns ... or after watching the DVD make your own designs. She did a presentation and workshop for one of my quilting groups and it was awesome.

    Have fun quilting! If it isn't fun, you will miss a lot.

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    I love love love Pacific Rim quilting. My first intro to Nancy Chong and Hawaiian quilting was a course I took at QuiltUniversity.com I also love PRQC's 2FAQ--I think I've made 5 already and am about to order the zebra that is currently on special. This past summer, I made one of her large Hawaiian quilts--108x108; it needs only to be quilted now. There are a wide range of patterns on her site--it is hard to narrow it down to only one!


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    Another vote for PRQC. If you get a chance, go to one of Nancy Chong's talks or classes. She has an amazing amount of energy and makes everything exciting and fun. I made a quilt using some of her smaller blocks - Hawaiian Applique quilt - and have made quite a few of her 2FAQ's. (Here are just a few of them - 2 Fabric Applique Quilts - 2FAQ)

    I really want to start a full-size traditional Hawaiian quilt. Someday...

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    Senior Member kristakz's Avatar
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    You may want to look for a book (or two). I made a hawaiian quilt several years ago, all handstitched as that seems to be the traditional approach. But my sister bought me a book about Hawaiian quilts recently, and it had several more modern variations on the strictly traditional. For example, traditionally, the quilt would be 2 colour, like my picture. But more modern hawaiian quilts apparently frequently use many colours. You will need to decide what you are aiming for, which is why I think checking out some books might be useful

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    Senior Member Quercus Rubra's Avatar
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    Elizabeth Root ..... "the Pillows to Patch Quilt Collection... the Hawaiian Way" is the one book I have. This book has two sizes for each of her patterns. Large & small.

    This is her website with all her books on it. http://www.quiltshawaii.com/books.html they say that her Bread Fruit pattern is a good beginners pattern.

    She even has a couple free patterns here: http://www.quiltshawaii.com/freepattern.html

    Currently working on a "Flat Curtis" Quilt with boy child .

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