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Thread: Anyone else crazy about HAWAIIAN fabric?

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    Beautiful quilt remembering a sweet sister. Thank you for posting pictures. I am so sorry for your loss.

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    In 2007 my sister passed away. It was in February and it was snowing and cold. I just holed myself up for a couple of months and made this memorial quilt using a lot of the 1960's vintage fabrics. By summer time I was just finishing it and people suggested I enter it into the County Fair. I had never entered anything before and was pleased that it won a Blue Ribbon!

    In Loving Memory Carmen Candace
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    Quote Originally Posted by supermommaloha View Post
    As a fluke I came across your question "Is anyone else a Hawaiian Fabric Whore?" or something like that (haha!)..sorry if I offended anyone, but that is what my family - OHANA - calls me! I have been collecting Vintage Hawaiian Fabrics for over 30 years now. I started doing Hawaiian Quilting using these fabrics and it takes up a lot of my time (about 6 months or so, to make ONE) but it's worth it. I am just about the only quilter in the family (of my generation) and have been making baby quilts for every newborn since 1985 when my Grandmother died...Because I've come to the time in my life that my siblings and cousins are leaving this world to go into the next, I have started to make lap quilts for the surviving children or grandchildren out of their old Hawaiian Shirts or fabrics from my collection. How do I show you the photos? Mahalo! Robyn

    Kailani's Baby Quilt
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    Cody's Baby Quilt -Born March 21,2011 Made using a Hawaiian Shirt that was his Grandpa's (my cousin) who passed away last year. This is without the borders or quilting. Pattern called SIDELINES 2009 by Debbie Bowles
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    Love your pink quilt! would you kindly share where you got pattern?
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    I am not supermommaloha but here is a link-
    http://www.patchworkquilting.net/pat...iques/hawaiian
    I hope that helps. It looks like one is plumeria and the other one carnation.
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    Never even considered using a hawaiian print in a quilt. Believe I like it more than batiks. Hmm.... you may have started something here. Love the vibrance. They are all wonderful but love the Sunrise and last quilt the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts View Post
    I am not supermommaloha but here is a link-
    http://www.patchworkquilting.net/pat...iques/hawaiian
    I hope that helps. It looks like one is plumeria and the other one carnation.
    Thanks Annaquilts! I have bookmarked and will check it out thoroughly later as I have to go to work.
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    Love your quilts brought back memories. We were stationed there for almost 6 yrs in the 1960's (hubby was on a ship and gone for 6 months +) each year. I was not into quilting at that time but did make my mumu's which had to wear to work on Fridays (Aloha Fridays) and made our square dance out fits also. Just love the bright materials from over there. Thanks for sharing your wonderful quiltingt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts View Post
    I realy like the bold prints and colors. I probably haven't made as many quilts with Hawaiian fabric as I would like because most of my quilts are made for some one else and they have other prefferences. Since it is so distinct I would love to see other quilts and projects made with it. Thanks, Anna
    I love the Hawaiian fabric. I collect shirts when I find them from the second hand store. Just haven't found a pattern I wan't to use.
    Any suggestions?

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    I have a friend that lives on Oahu. I've been to visit several times and love the Hawaiian fabrics and quilts. I've been to this store and loved it! http://www.hawaiifabricmart.com/

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    Here is one I did about a year ago. The colors are more vivid than they appear in the photo and it also chopped off part of the last border.
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    yep I love them too, haven't made a quilt with them yet, the fabrics I found are so darn cute.....I'm having a hard time cutting them, lol

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    I do. I have a tub of fabrics that I'd like to make into a quilt. I bought several hawaiian shirts for $1/ each and want to find a few more while in the states this year. So, I love this thread! Thanks for asking!

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    Slowly gathering a collection of Hawaiian Shirts myself for quilting! Can't wait to make that imaginary quilt (designing in my head) It will be bright and vibrant!

    Might need to give in and start buying fabrics for it. On the other hand, I have at least 3 projects on the go (1 must be done for April 13th) and 4 others that are already calling me....

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