Thursday, March 04, 2004

Workshop: Hawaiian Style Cut-Outs

14. Hawaiian Style Cut-outs
  • Duration: 1 full day
  • Level: All levels
  • Project size: 28"x28"
In Hawaii, the pineapple is a symbol of welcome, and appears commonly as a decorative motif.
The method for creating these cut-out blocks with a Pacific hawaiian_extra_fullflair is fun and easy to learn. I will guide you as you move from pattern, through fabric selection, to cut-out, and finally to needle-turn appliqué -- demonstrating the tools and techniques that will give you dramatic results, as in the sample above.
I will also show samples of more complicated patterns that can be created using the very same techniques, as in the photo at right.
We will also discuss ideas for finishing and quilting your project.