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
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
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.
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.
Originally Posted by Tartan
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!
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 - http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...lt-t72844.html - and have made quite a few of her 2FAQ's. (Here are just a few of them - http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...q-t144873.html)
I really want to start a full-size traditional Hawaiian quilt. Someday...
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
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