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Thread: I just learned Hawaiian Quilting!

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    Junior Member Sewhappytoquilt's Avatar
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    I just learned Hawaiian Quilting!

    I learned this technique from a woman who lived in Hawaii. The traditional pattern is cut from folded fabric, much like we used to do to cut out snowflakes as children. It is then needle-turned applique' (new to me) and then "echo" quilted by hand. Quite a stretch outside of my box, but I really enjoyed it. I am going to turn it into a large tote bag. Others are choosing to make pillows, but I figure, one can never have too many bags (or is that diamonds, or shoes)? Hahaha.
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    Loretta Sewhappytoquilt

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    Very cool! I like how it turned out. Please post the tote when you get it done. And I think the answer is all of the above a girl can't have to many totes, diamonds, shoes, or Fabric. :-)
    Cindy

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    I didn't know the patterns were cut out like a snowflake. That's really cool. You did a lovely job. Peggy
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    Nice job. I really appreciate this technique, as I had a friend who also lived many years in Hawaii and did beautiful HQ. Sadly, she and her sister were killed by a drunk driver, and I miss her vivacious personality so much. A tote is always a good idea to make use of something special!
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    Very NICE.
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    thx for sharing I have always wondered how they got that pattern, never thought or a snowflake cutting pattern.
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    Great work!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    Love it. My sis lived in Hawaii for several years, and got me a couple books with patterns. I have needle turned a 13" breadfruit and went once around with hand quilting...but GAH! I'm so slow! I'll be a hundred before I finish!

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    Beautiful I love hawaiian quilts I was born and raised there and they have always fascinated me...great job

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    that is beautiful )
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    Beautiful! Great Job!
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    Great job, and such a cool and different idea (I do not think I have ever seen this before) esspecially for a quilt as you go since I do not have a long arm...I have not really attempted a real "quilted" type of quilt - thanks for sharing.

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    Beautiful work!!!
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    Lovely piece! You've done an excellent job on this!
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    It's beautiful and so is your quilting. Handbag sounds like a perfect choice for this block.
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    Aloha -- beautiful job. It's easy to loose a sense of time here, and slow down and relax, no hustle-bustle of having to finish anything! And the time to reflect while doing hand work is a joy. Hope you enjoy your new tote bag -- it will get many complements by quilters everywhere.

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    Lovely! I had no idea they were cut like snowflakes! I know your tote will be stunning!
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    That's so very pretty! Love it in the blue... I've seen many other colors and didn't care for them as much as this one. Can't wait to see your tote.
    KnitnNan

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    "Others are choosing to make pillows, but I figure, one can never have too many bags (or is that diamonds, or shoes)? "

    I have a friend who says she never asks for diamonds because her husband told her that diamonds make her look fat.
    Love it!

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    Very nice, this is something on my "to do" list. I like your idea of keeping it a small project rather than a large quilt. Be sure to share your finished tote with us.

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    Putting this on my bucket list. love you work, beautiful

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    Beautiful!

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    I love needle turn applique Hawaiian blocks. If you are interested there is a great website for patterns and supplies. It ispacific rim quilt company at www.prqc.com. jam currently making a centerblock of turtles surrounded by dolphins. The other blocks will all be Hawaiian. I am having fun with mine and I do them when watching Tv and don't want to be in my sewing room. The 41" vented has taken me about a week and I am about half. Done and I find it very relaxing.
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojosnana View Post
    I love needle turn applique Hawaiian blocks. If you are interested there is a great website for patterns and supplies. It ispacific rim quilt company at www.prqc.com. jam currently making a centerblock of turtles surrounded by dolphins. The other blocks will all be Hawaiian. I am having fun with mine and I do them when watching Tv and don't want to be in my sewing room. The 41" vented has taken me about a week and I am about half. Done and I find it very relaxing.
    Awesome site! Makes my attempt look like what it is - a beginner's - hahaha - but what fun it was and I LOVE how it turned out. I'm working on the tote back and sides now...to be continued...
    Loretta Sewhappytoquilt

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    It's gorgeous, and almost...almost sounds too easy! I'm guessing fabric doesn't cooperate as easily as paper when folding and cutting such intricate patterns. You did a wonderful job!
    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

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