We are continuing our series covering the quilts entered into the February 2018 competition and Shirley has claimed her quilt.  It’s an interesting technique and one I am sure you will all appreciate.

If you want to place your vote for Shirley or any of the six quilts in the competition then the link is at the bottom of this post.

Hawaiian Applique Quilt.

This quilt was made for our bed. I had wandered into the local craft shop looking for fabric to make a new quilt. At that point I had no pattern in mind but when I saw this fabric I immediately thought about Hawaiian appliqué.

I had found patterns for the appliques in a magazine a few months before and had kept them just in case I ever decided to try them. The applique patterns were resized with Paintshop Pro and printed out. I then drew them on to bondaweb and ironed them on to the rear of the fabric. The next step was to cut them out which was very fiddly and time consuming. However I had them ready for the next step. I used an egyptian cotton sheet for the front and the back.

At this point I decided to make each block and quilt it. The quilt was going to be too big to quilt when assembled. Slowly I worked my way until I had all the blocks ready and quilted. Now I added the sashing and borders.

Once the top was completed I layered up the sashing and the borders and hand sewed the backing pieces in place. Now I only needed to quilt the sashing and borders. The outer border was done on the the machine and all the cream ones I hand quilted. Once the binding was sewn it was at last completed. I even had fabric left to make two cushions and a little wall hanging to match.

If you haven’t already done so, pay a visit to Competition Corner and cast your vote.  One lucky voter will win a pair of tickets to a Grosvenor Show of their choice.