I did it! I did it! Hawaiian project finished! (pic)

toolgrannyJanuary 28, 2012

It's been a long one, and my echo quilting won't ever win any prizes, but I finally got it finished and hung. Our trip to the islands last year was the inspiration for this and since I couldn't see myself doing a whole-cloth one, I thought I could handle sampler blocks. I could have trimmed them a bit smaller now that I see it done. Oh well.

I have an old book I found in a thrift store with 25 patterns and used some of those. I used this specific size to fill a space that badly needed it. It is 43" wide by 80" long. Note, that means one width of fabric worked for the backing. I do have my moments of brilliance.

This is all needle turn applique using various bright, multi color batiks. That seems to be the fad thing with Hawaiian quilts these days. It was hard to choose fabrics as there are so many wonderful ones. I had to line them up and let my quilting friends vote.

Boy, am I glad that is finished. But, now I have nothing to applique. Boo hoo!

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nannykins

stunning!!!!
Theresa

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 2:13PM
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jennifer_in_va

That turned out TERRIFIC!!!! Sure does finish up nicely!

If you need applique, I'm sure I can find something for you to do! lol

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 3:22PM
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day2day

It's beautiful!!

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 3:36PM
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bev2009

That's a stunner. I've just recently learned about Hawaiian prints from this site and the patterns are beautiful.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 3:50PM
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magothyrivergirl

Absolutely Gorgeous!! You should be very proud of your work.
You have such patience. The colors and shades of the Batiks are perfect for the movement and texture of the rock/stone wall.

I think you will be working on another applique project probably by the time you read this post~LOL~or at least have one swirling in your head!

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 4:36PM
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toolgranny

I do Marsha - and the magic word is Becky Goldsmith!

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 4:39PM
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nanajayne

WOW! That was what came out of my mouth when I opened this. I really like it all! The colors and fabric are perfect. I have been giving some thought to doing some applique when I finish quilting SBQ and now I am motivated.

Not reverse applique right??
Beautiful. Love it. Jayne

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 5:06PM
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msmeow

It's really beautiful! Your sashing and border fabrics work perfectly with the blocks. And I think if you'd trimmed them smaller they would look squished...they look great as is.

Donna

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 5:08PM
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lindaoh_gw

Stunning!!! The fabrics are so beautiful too.
Linda OH

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 5:50PM
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nanny98

OMGoodness....more inspiration! Love it.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 6:31PM
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chickie1

LOVE IT! Can't wait to share this with my quilting buddy. She loves batiks and the Hawaiian designs. Great Job!
Darlene

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 6:45PM
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luvtosharedivs

OMG, what an awesome work of art!

I wouldn't have the patience to do needle turn applique.

You are extremely gifted!!!

Julie

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 6:47PM
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rosajoe_gw

It is a work of art Linda!!! I agree with everyone, it matches the wall perfectly. I have a Hawaiian applique book but I haven't been brave enough to try it yet!
Rosa

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 7:15PM
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teresa_nc7

Absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful way to remember your trip. I'm so impressed with your applique skills. Have I got a UFO for you to finish up for me??!!!

Teresa

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 8:35PM
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loisflan

Oh, I think your wall hanging is magnificent! I couldn't imagine myself doing all that hand work. The colors are wonderful; the spacing is perfect, in my opinion.

I love the Hawaiian applique, but I would have to start with one small pattern, otherwise I know it would remain a UFO forever. Lovely work.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 9:09PM
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murphy_zone7

Speechless! Beautiful

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 6:48AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

It's breathtaking, Linda......just beautiful!

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 9:03AM
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bloomorelse

Wow, that is breathtakingly beautiful. The colors blend so nicely. Don't know that I'd have the patience or skill for all that applique. I too love the batiks.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 10:05AM
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grammyp

Oh, I love it. I know you will find some applique to do.

beverly

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 10:42AM
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littlehelen_gw

Just Fabulous...beautifully done. Congratulations!
V.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 12:06PM
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tuppermom

Beautiful! I love the look of applique but alas, applique and I are not friends! Especially needleturn...ugh! If you ever find yourself in need, I have a couple of (shudder)applique projects that you could work on. I signed up for them at weak moments and there they sit in their boxes for a long time!

Mary

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 12:41PM
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bozogardener

It's beautful! You should be proud.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 3:14PM
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barbara_l

OH... my goodness, stunning.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 8:28PM
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wanda_va

That is gorgeous!! One day, I'll get up the courage to try needle-turn applique. It makes such a beautiful work of art.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2012 at 9:23AM
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lafonda_ranch

It is beautiful!! And being a needle turn applique lover, I understand all those inside curves and points :-) I also love batiks, so what isn't to love about this quilt?!!

Robbi

    Bookmark   January 30, 2012 at 9:31AM
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fran1523

Linda, that is stunning. Those batiks are gorgeous and your needle turn is perfect as always.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2012 at 9:52AM
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JPDS

Fabulous! I would love to know the name of the Sampler book you used! I would really like to make a Hawaiian Sampler as my next project :-) Thanks for the great picture & inspiration! Jackie

    Bookmark   February 22, 2012 at 4:45AM
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K8Orlando

I can't imagine why I didn't comment on this beauty when it was first posted but I'm glad it popped back to the top of the page. The word 'stunning' has already been used but its the perfect word for this quilt. Stunning!

    Bookmark   February 22, 2012 at 6:53AM
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toolgranny

Jackie - Sorry, can't find the book right now. May have loaned it to another quilter here. It was about 30 years old and I found it in a thrift shop. It had full size patterns, 1/8 of a block, for about 24 block designs. If I find it soon, I'll send you an e-mail offline.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2012 at 2:03PM
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missflippins

If I were the judge, you certainly would win a prize for your lovely work! I can't imagine that I will ever achieve something that beautiful and precise. I've never heard of echo quilting - boy do I have a lot to learn. Thank you for showing yet another artistic endeavour of your expert quilting.

Best Wishes - Corinne

    Bookmark   February 22, 2012 at 7:48PM
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toolgranny

this is the book the patterns came from. I thought it was out of print till I saw them at a quilt show yesterday. Apparently it is still very popular.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hawaiian Quilting book

    Bookmark   February 24, 2012 at 11:45AM
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vasu_texas

I love your fabric choices. I have the same book but I've tried only two of the patterns so far - one for a birthday block and one for a place mat. I didn't care much for the traditional bright colors on white background. They look great with the muted batiks you've used.
Vasu

    Bookmark   February 24, 2012 at 12:34PM
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JPDS

Thank you so much for the book information! I am going to order it & make it my next project in hot bold colors with cream or white background. I really appreciate your help & inspiration :-) Best wishes from New Zealand :-)

    Bookmark   February 24, 2012 at 10:29PM
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