Ever since I read The Aloha Quilt I have wanted to try Hawaiian applique. I knew that one of our local teachers taught a class in it a couple of times a year I just had to wait until it was offered again. Much to my dismay, the teacher had some health problems and wasn't doing any teaching for a while. I knew that if she could she would go back to teaching. I was very excited a few weeks ago when I saw that she was back at work and offering a beginning Hawaiian applique class. I called that day to sign up. Last Friday night I started packing my supplies and decided that I didn't like the two fabrics I had chosen, I got to the class early on Saturday to look around and see if I could find something that I liked better. I found exactly what I was looking for, I wanted a cream background with turquoise applique. There were several patterns that we could choose from, I selected one called ginger. After tracing around all of the layers of fabric I was afraid to cut into it, but I finally did and loved the way that it looked.
Getting ready to cut.
The applique is now pinned on, with about a 100 pins.
Basting the applique down.
I have the entire applique piece basted down and have started doing the applique, but don't know when I will get back to it. Thanksgiving plans are getting in the way of my sewing time.