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    Hawaiian breadfruit wip

    I was born in Hawaii and my father is a native hawaiian so that makes me part hawaiian...i have always loved hawaiian quilts and have always wanted to make one. I have a pattern for a large quilt that a friend sent me that lives in Hawaii but before i tackled that i wanted to make something small but still in the same style so i picked out this breadfruit pattern out of a book i have and will make this into a pillow for my bed. I appliqued this yesterday morning then did the quilting last night while watching tv...still have quite a bit of quilting to go but its getting there....i will also add some quilting on the breadfruit applique....anyone who has done hawaiian applique please feel free to critique or give advice thanks so much
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    That is beautiful! You do nice work.

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    Very nice. I always wondered what that particular design was called.
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    I've never done this before but I can certainly critique with the best of them. It is absolutely WONDERFUL.

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    It looks wonderful. Your needle turn applique is amazing and your quilting stitches look great. Now for the constructive critique you asked for....

    I have always heard that traditonal hawaiian applique quilts, the echo quilting is always one finger width apart. Your's looks much closer than that, giving a look of traditional stippling (not meander but true tradtional stipple quilting) as opposed to echoing. Once you get all the quilting done, you will see you won't have the look of echoing in your quilting, it will look like dense stippling all around the applique and the shape of your breadfruit applique will not be obviously repeated as a more widely spaced echo quilt would do. I wouldn't change what you have now, just use this info for your future bedsize one or if you truly want the visual, echo the remaining lines further apart and you will immediatly see what I mean.

    I would suggest if you are going for the true tradtional look of Hawaiian quilts space your echo lines of quilting further apart. Much less work and I think you will be happier with the end result. .

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    Looks great..I would probably quilt the breadfruit but just enough to enhance the design. Nice fabric choice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    It looks wonderful. Your needle turn applique is amazing and your quilting stitches look great. Now for the constructive critique you asked for....

    I have always heard that traditonal hawaiian applique quilts, the echo quilting is always one finger width apart. Your's looks much closer than that, giving a look of traditional stippling (not meander but true tradtional stipple quilting) as opposed to echoing. Once you get all the quilting done, you will see you won't have the look of echoing in your quilting, it will look like dense stippling all around the applique and the shape of your breadfruit applique will not be obviously repeated as a more widely spaced echo quilt would do. I wouldn't change what you have now, just use this info for your future bedsize one or if you truly want the visual, echo the remaining lines further apart and you will immediatly see what I mean.

    I would suggest if you are going for the true tradtional look of Hawaiian quilts space your echo lines of quilting further apart. Much less work and I think you will be happier with the end result. .

    i was wondering about that...i think its just habit for me bc i like lots of quilting....but the book did say traditional is 1/2 inch to 1 inch apart on the quilting...your right i think i will be much happier with them farther apart....i need to break my tons of quilting mode for this prjoject...thanks for the advice...and the nice comments

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    It is beautiful,such good work. I think you are ready for the big quilt.

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    Your project is lovely. It makes me want to start one! Your craftsmanship is great.

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    I love it. good job.

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    I took a on-line class taught by Nancy Chong at Quilt University, she recommends the 1/2 spacing for the echo quilting or using the width of your pinky finger. I am still working on my project and really enjoyed the class and have already bought more material. Nancy has a website with her sister Janice called Pacific Rim Quilt Company that has great patterns, fabric and instructional dvds. On my applique of the bread fruit I quilted a circular pattern in the middle and then leaf ribbing on the leaves. Yours is beautiful.

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    fabulous work...I love it...I have been interested in Hawaiian quilts but never had the nerve to try one. I do love applique and am getting better with each attempt...maybe one day I will try a pillow.
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    I love your quilt. I use to live in Hawaii. (Territory of Hawaii ) a long time ago. I to plan to make a Hawaiian stile quilt one day (I do have my fabric already). On your big quilt the echo quilting they tell me should be a finger width a part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mary quilting View Post
    I love your quilt. I use to live in Hawaii. (Territory of Hawaii ) a long time ago. I to plan to make a Hawaiian stile quilt one day (I do have my fabric already). On your big quilt the echo quilting they tell me should be a finger width a part.
    i am currently picking stitches out of this one so it will be correct...i can't stand for it to not be done the right way lol...best of luck with your quilt

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    Noella - You need to post your bag pictures in your own thread.

    Your breadfruit applique is very pretty, love that color. Your handquilting is gorgeous.
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    that's so pretty... nicely done
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    It is gorgeous!
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    Your stitching is amazing. I can hardly wait to see the full size one you do. Beautiful work.
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    love your colours...
    nice

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    That is lovely, I would like to see it when I come over or when you come here.
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    Wonderful. I love hawaiian quilts. Your quilting gives a fabulous texture and movement to the piece.
    very nice. Looking forward to seeing a full size project.
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    Great block, love the color of the breadfruit and the quilting is lovely.

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    Your applique is beautiful and the quilting is so perfect! Gorgeous block!
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    Beautiful...love the design and colours. I think your quilting is great, but I understand your wish to have it true to type. My middle step-son is getting married in Hawai on January 18 (Maui). I think I'll get my husband to check out fabrics/patterns whilst he's there (I'd love to go but can't get travel insurance....RATS!).

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