Hawaiian Applique-Totable WIP

Hawaiian Applique

I like to have a few “totable” works in progress at all times–and Hawaiian applique is a perfect, totable project. It has no small pieces, requires only one spool of thread and doesn’t require a great deal of concentration to stitch.

Hawaiian Applique

Unfortunately, I DO need to carry my spectacles…

This applique pattern is from Pokolani Quilts.

Hawaiian Applique

and is cut from a hand dyed fabric…perfect for Hawaiian appliqué.

Hawaiian Applique

It takes a while to baste, but it is worth the time because it makes the project portable--no pins!

Hawaiian Applique

What’s your favorite totable project–(besides doodling)?

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9 thoughts on “Hawaiian Applique-Totable WIP

  1. my 1st REAL applique project was a reverse applique pattern of swimming turtles. I LOVED that I didn’t have to keep going back and adding pieces. I have since done a few more, but have not mastered prepping some of the little stuff. When I did the reverse applique, I machine basted my piece. I used a horrid orange thread and had not ONE bit of trouble seeing where to take it out! lolol

  2. Don’t know much about Hawaiian applique, except that it looks pretty and also looks like it would be fiddly. Is there a next step after the top photo? I can’t see clearly if there’s still some work to do with the raw edges. Would love to learn more.

  3. I’ve been toting a hawaiian applique project to my quilt bee for several years. I guess I’d make more progress if I worked on it more than a couple hours a month 🙂 Your project is lovely – that is a really pretty blue hand dye.

    • Thanks so much. I had a project that I toted around for years, never really expecting to finish. Then it got to the point that almost 3/4 of the blocks were done–that’s when I really worked on it in earnest to get it completed. Unfortunately, it is not quilted…I want to hand quilt it, though that could mean it never gets done….

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Hawaiian Applique-Totable WIP

Hawaiian Applique

I like to have a few “totable” works in progress at all times–and Hawaiian applique is a perfect, totable project. It has no small pieces, requires only one spool of thread and doesn’t require a great deal of concentration to stitch.

Hawaiian Applique

Unfortunately, I DO need to carry my spectacles…

This applique pattern is from Pokolani Quilts.

Hawaiian Applique

and is cut from a hand dyed fabric…perfect for Hawaiian appliqué.

Hawaiian Applique

It takes a while to baste, but it is worth the time because it makes the project portable--no pins!

Hawaiian Applique

What’s your favorite totable project–(besides doodling)?

You might also like: Doodlers are Smarter

English Paper Piecing