One of the online courses (at QuiltUniversity.com -great place!) I am taking is Hawaiian quilting! Here is the beginning of my Ulu flower quilt!
The size is approximately 24″ x 24″. This could be made into a pillow cover or combined with other blocks into a large quilt. I plan on making this into a wall hanging. I’m still debating if I want to use the scrap fabric from the cutout to make a designed border. We shall see…
The Hawaiian appliqué technique is done by folding the applique fabric (shown in red here) into fourths and then folding that fourth by 1/2 into a triangle. The pattern in then placed, traced and cut out. It is then carefully placed/centered onto the background fabric (shown blue here) and pinned. The design is then basted onto the background fabric to secure the design while the appliqué process is completed.
Currently I am about halfway through completeing the appliqué of the design. Once completed I will post more photos.
I intend to quilt this in red thread so that it blends with the red design but shows contrast on the blue background. I will also be adding some beading to this wall hanging even though Hawaiian quilts don’t traditionally have beading on them. I warned you that I was addicted!!
Tomorrow I’ll be posting photos of yet another new addiction…. fabric dying!!!!
Thanks for reading and Happy Sewing!
-Audra at AuraQuilts.com