Hawaiian Quilting: Instructions and Full-Size Patterns for 20 Blocks
By: Elizabeth Root
Date of Publication: 1989
Size: 8.5 x 11
Hawaiian quilts, dating back to the influnece of nineteenth-century missionaries, are more than objects of practical necessity. A form of artistic expression, they beautifully reflect not only the spirit of a people but their culture and environment as well.
For this modestly priced sourcebook, noted needlework designer Elizabeth Root offers 20 Hawaiian quilt blocks. Unique in construction- and typical of Hawaiian quilt motifs- the designs are cut in one piece and appliquTd to a contrasting color background fabric. In this delightful collection, the designs for the 18-inch squares are named after the lush and exotic island vegetation that inspired them.
Blocks are worked in very bright colors- blue on green, red on yellow, green on white- but of course, quilters may select colors of their own choice.
An introduction provides fascinating background information about the origins and composition of Hawaiian quilts. Full-size patterns, an abundance of illustrations and detailed, step-by-step instructions make it easy for even beginning quilters to recreate visually delightful Hawaiian treasures.