I recently posted my Hawaiian Sampler Quilt which was a great finish, but it is not the first Hawaiian quilt I have done. I completed this wall hanging top some time ago – couldn’t tell you when – and pulled it out to quilt after I finished the sampler. I figured I was good and warmed up so I might as well dive in.
I sort of accidentally found the top again, then found a piece of orange hand-dyed fabric that was perfect for the backing, then a remnant of Warm and Natural batting that was the right size, then my crib sized piece of wool batting I bought at the Albuquerque Modern Quilt Guild Destash sale in 2017 for $3 (!!) to use as a first attempt at a double batting. I even found a piece of the original green batik I used for the top that was big enough to use for the binding. I couldn’t believe how it all came together – it seemed it was meant to be finished now!
Here is the finished quilt:
The wool batting in a double batt really made an awesome texture!
Some close ups:
The quilting was a bit tricky because I did continuous echo lines all around the design so I had to roll the quilt back and forth to do the entire circuit. It was time consuming and I got a lot of steps walking back and forth to the frame rollers, but it came out great.
Here is the back:
The texture is so great – it almost looks silky.
My husband helped me with the photos on a football Sunday at home, so we were relaxing. I think the plaid pajama pants really set the quilt off well…:)
I hung it up in my sewing room over my machine and love looking at it:
I’m really happy with how it came out and so glad I finally took the plunge and did the quilting. There is still some wonkiness and my echoing is not perfect, but I think it came out well.
After completing these quilts I took a stroll around the house and was surprised to see how many Hawaiian quilts or blocks or pillows I have completed. I guess in my visits to Hawaii I kept seeing patterns I liked and starting new projects. Here is a tour –
Pillows in the bedroom:
Turtles in the guest room (hand quilted):
A hanging cover for the utility closet (made with hand dyed fabric. This one isn’t quilted):
And a Koa Tree Wall Hanging in the entry way (hand quilted with hand dyed fabric):
- Hand Appliquéd Batiks with a cotton (muslin) hand dyed backing.
- Warm and Natural cotton combined with Hobbs Tuscany Wool batting.
- So Fine #50 blue (436) and orange (533) on the top, Bottom Line #620 in the bobbin.
- 74,020 total quilting stitches
- Finished 42″ square
- This was a finish on my Q1’19 FAL list so I will be posting it on the FAL linky at the end of the quarter.
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Wow, these are all so beautiful! I have a Hawaiian quilt on my bucket list but haven’t started one. I’m impressed that you found enough original fabric for binding–you are right, it was clearly meant to be a finish now! Lovely quilt!
Thanks! I’m telling you, you should do one. They are addicting (clearly) for people who like to do hand work. Good projects to take on the go. I was so surprised I found all the right parts to finish it off, and I’m so glad that I finally finished it
You were definitely warmed up. The quilting is perfect! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2019 global FAL hosts.