CON GG6 Hawaiian Applique Quilt
75 x 76 (190.5 x 193 cm)
The usual method of creating the applique design of a Hawaiian quilt was to fold one large square of fabric into eighths, with the last fold forming a triangle. The border was cut first; then the center motif was cut from the remaining fabric. Sometimes paper patterns were used, but often the designs were cut freehand. The cutouts were then unfolded, pinned to the background fabric, and appliqued into place with fine, tiny stitches. The hand quilting was typically echo outlining of the organic applique shape.
This gorgeous Hawaiian applique quilt in excellent condition showcases the quilter's choice of intricate and delicate foliage and yellow blooms for her naturalistic design - an early theme in Hawaiian applique quilts. Hawaiian women drew upon their garden for many of their designs, using actual leaves and ferns as patterns. Solid medium green and yellow cottons combine for a stunning presentation.
Wonderful echo outline quilting follows the organic shape of the design throughout. Hand applique stitches are fine and the pattern is intricately cut. The backing is white cotton and the 3/8 inch applied binding is the same soft yellow found on the blooms and shows a bit of wear on the fold. Professionally hand washed by Betsey this quilt is being sold on behalf of a private collector. This quilt is available to ship to you on approval for private viewing.