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.
Stitched Up By: Liz Davies