2 FABRIC APPLIQUE • HAWAIIAN • BORDERS & RUNNERS
For most of us, it was the sight of a large Hawaiian Quilt that first caught our attention and sparked our imagination. "I can do that!" we said. For those of you eager to have a traditional bed-size quilt, here is your opportunity! We have a nice selection of bed-size Hawaiian quilt patterns.
Please do not let the tiny size of the flowers, buds and leaves in these thumbnail photos intimidate you. Remember, you are looking at a 4" photograph of a Hawaiian bed-size quilt. For example, the orchids in the Orchid pattern are about the size of your fist and the smallest bud is about 2"x2". Perfectly doable for needleturn applique!
Small Hawaiian wall quilts (generally in the 40" square range) can be wonderful projects for the beginner, or the person who wants to display the beauty of their Hawaiian Quilt on the wall. These quilts definitely take less time to produce than the full bed-size Hawaiian quilts and can be very dramatic. Small quilts can be used on beds, walls, tables, or as a medallion in a larger quilt with additional pieced or appliqued borders. Or make a Hawaiian bed quilt by repeating a wall quilt four times (a four-patch quilt).
While many of these designs appear complex, they are surprisingly easy to make.