Sunday, September 2, 2007

Hawaiian applique

I don't have much progress to report so I'm sharing one of my hawaiian applique projects. I just have to finish the backs of the turtles. I love doing this kind of applique. I wonder if I could do it justice by machine quilting it.







I have the pattern and fabrics for a bedsize quilt but I promised myself I would finish this one first. I'm a little intimidated to cut into this fabric....






I'm thinking I might take a class with Nancy Chong in November at the Quilters Gathering in Nashua, NH. I guess I should look into that before the class is full.

20 comments:

Darlene said...

That's beautiful.

anne bebbington said...

Hello Yvonne - thanks for commenting and leaving your name in my draw - I've not visited your blog before but I'll certainly call back again - love the hawaiian applique - never tried that - on the to do list I guess

Norma said...

What beautiful applique!

mar said...

wow, what beautiful applique. I don't think I would want to cut that fabric either, its gorgeous

Mary said...

Beautiful! I just bought my second book on Hawaiian applique yesterday, well the first one is just a pattern book without much explanation.

I've decided that Doll Quilt #3 will be a Hawaiian one since the possibility of me doing a full size one is nil!

Linda said...

Have absoloutely no idea how Hawaiian applique is done, but after my tiny little bit I did on the fall quilt, I'm hooked. So much so I've just finished tracing off a huges design for a wall hanging. I must be nuts.

Gail said...

Lovely blocks and fabrics, beautiful work!

Bren said...

I love doing that type of applique..well really any applique!!

Vicky said...

I have several Hawaiian applique books, and even took a two-hour intro course one night. I haven't tried one yet, but you may have just gotten me interested again.

The fabric AND your work is gorgeous!

Veronica said...

Great looking applique! Hawaiian quilts are definitely on my "to do" list especially after I made a Christmas stocking and fell in love with it. Someday...

Fabric Alchemy said...

Wow... Just wow...

This has some really intricate parts to it. You've done a fantastic job here!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It's lovely! I adore this type of handwork, so relaxing. You're doing a great job!

Carole said...

Wow, it's lovely. I've been eying the Quilter's Gathering in Nashua. It's really not that far from me and I can always stay at my inlaws. I'll have to check out the site again! Perhaps I can make it happen. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

Sharon said...

Just wanting to say hey. Miss all of you and I'll be back soon.
Are you behaving on my blog or is it Kim and Darlene that are the problem over there? LOL

Kim said...

Well, darn it, I was hoping to beat Darlene here, but look who's Miss Smarty Pants First in Line! By the way, Sharon, Yvonne is definitely the problem. Or maybe it's Darlene. Or Darlene and Yvonne. But it most certainly ISN'T me! LOL! Love your Hawaiian applique, Yvonne! That's another thing I haven't tried yet! You do lovely work!

Darlene said...

Yvonne - it's time to give Kim that wedgie. She raced over here to harass you and then said we were both troublemakers. We know who the troublemaker is - KIMMERS!

Lisa D. said...

That's just beautiful!

Cathi said...

Lovely! I have to put some Hawaiian applique on my to be done sometime in the future list, the problem is, it is just so long!!

Nan said...

Oh my, Yvonne! That is absolutely gorgeous! So much work has gone into it, I know, but you've made it look effortless. Makes me want to go to Hawaii - Alooooooooooha!!!

Violette said...

The quilt is gorgeous. I made a hawaiian sampler lap quilt a few years ago. I learned how to do it from watching a video set of Elizabeth Akana's Hawaiian Quilting show that aired on Hawaiian public tv. Everyone should have a copy of this series.