March 23, 2016

Quilt 24: Hawaiian Petroglyphs - DONE!

Hubby Stephen and I visited Hawaii a couple of years ago, celebrating our anniversary.  While there, we explored a shop called "Hilo Hattie" - a specialty store selling luau shirts and other Hawaiian-themed clothing.  In the center of the store was a special display of pre-cut fabric squares, leftovers from some of the shirts.  Well, it was just about the perfect souvenier, so I picked up a couple of packages. 

It's taken me since then to figure out what I wanted to do with them - and here's the result:

The quilt is 53" x 66" - with the Hawiaan print blocks just joined together for the center, then surrounded by plain homespun. 

Here's a closeup of the blocks.  The prints are inspired by petroglyphs found carved in the lava at various spots in the islands

And here's the backing - just plain unbleached homespun - and I love how the chocolate thread I used for the quilting shows up on the back (click the picture to see a larger image).

 And here's a closeup of that backing.  The stitching pattern is Handi Quilter's groovy board design "Blustery Breeze".  It seemed the perfect design for this quilt.

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