Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hawaiian quilting

 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.

12 comments:

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

That is going to be spectacular! Love the color!

Pat

SpinningStar said...

Great color - there is another book in the series that will soon be published in February and I already have it on reserve at the library!

Liz

Gretchen said...

WOW! It's going to be beautiful. Have fun learning a new technique!

Marcia said...

This is something I have on my 'to do' list ... yours will be beautiful!

Becky said...

Wow! This applique takes my breath away. Love your fabric choices. You've done a super job with learning new techniques this year. Hope to see you this weekend!

Lori said...

that is going to be beautiful. The colors are perfect.

1 Crafty Lady said...

I love your color choice and I love the pattern. Keep us posted on your progress. I too love Elm Creek books and especially this last one. I went to my favorite quilt store but the lady who taught it was no longer teaching as well. I will one day do a Hawaiian quilt. Just have to find the time. AND like much of my sewing i will have to teach myself. happy sewing.

judy

Quilting Krazy said...

After I read the Aloha Quilt I was just like you! I wanted to learn the true way to do Hawaiian Applique. I love the Elm Creek Series books. I also learned alot about Hawaiian history I really didn't know! Can't wait to see your finished project!

Terri said...

I've never been interested in Hawaiian quilting---until now.
I love the pattern & your color choice. Beautiful.

SimplyTraci said...

After visiting Hawaii in Oct 2009 I have been very interested in the art of Hawaiian quilting. I was able to stop at a fabric shop in Kaneohe and grabbed tons of Hawaiian prints already cut for quilts. Awesome as soon as I am finished with all of the fabric I already have I am going to start one of the more "traditional Hawaiian". Much luck with your project! It looks great already.

SimplyTraci said...

After visiting Hawaii in Oct 2009 I have been very interested in the art of Hawaiian quilting. I was able to stop at a fabric shop in Kaneohe and grabbed tons of Hawaiian prints already cut for quilts. Awesome as soon as I am finished with all of the fabric I already have I am going to start one of the more "traditional Hawaiian". Much luck with your project! It looks great already.

Stacymichell said...

Aloha Ya'll!
I am another Hawaiian style Quilter living in Atlanta. Except I do mine all by machine! I do teach, but not in my studio here in Marietta, but at Conventions and other exciting places.
Where in Atlanta did you take this class?

Stacy Michell
stacy@ShadesTextiles.com
P.S. I signed in with an aol e-mail address, I never use!