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I am a quilter living in Woodbridge, Suffolk who has made quilts since I was a teenager. I also ring bells! Both are great British traditions....I will try to feature some of my antique Welsh and Durham quilts, the quilts I make myself, my quilting activities and also some of my bellringing achievements. Plus as many photos as I can manage. NB: Double click on the photos to see greater detail, then use back button to return to the main page.

Wednesday 6 June 2012

Two Hawaiian Quilts

Progress on two Hawaiian quilts - here is one in purple and cream that I have almost finished quilting. It is "Piilani" and will go off to FOQ in July. I need to finish quilting the edges - I have lightly marked in the edge line evenly around the four sides - now to finish the quilting. I also noticed that an area of one "arm" has escaped being quilted!!

Luckily I have plenty of fabric to make a binding this time. The wool wadding has worked well again, I think.

Here is Molokama, which is still a top. I like the dark blue and cream combination, good contrast. I have finished the applique and gave it a light press. Now, I have marked some areas with pins that need attention - places where the curves are a bit bumpy - I will go and tweek (resew) these. Also, I notice that the central circle is a bit wonky - I think that I will make a freezer paper curve and use that as a guide to even these out a bit. I know that I won't be able to make it a perfect circle.... Then the top will be ready for quilting. These patterns come from Poakalani of Honolulu and I do enjoy making them.....


  1. JUST BEAUTIFUL making an Hawaiian quilt is on my list to do someday
    I am very drawn to the blue and white one...
    thanks for sharing and congrats on finishing it on time for the show!

  2. They both look great Pippa. Good luck at FOQ.