How To Make an Hawaiian Quilt.

I´ve been working a couple of weeks in a really tiny and small isolated part of Norway this summer, and so I´ve needed a portable craft that I could bring with me. I really do enjoy hand-sewing, so when I came across this Hawaiian Quilting technique on Pinterest, I was sold. There are so many beautiful patterns to be made, all of which are inspired by the Hawaiian nature.

My dream is to once be able to make a king size bed spread, but thought it wise to start with something a bit simpler. So I chose this template that I found on Martha Stewart. I found the instructions to be quite clear, and the fact that the template was free, is just a bonus.

I am really enjoying the process, and it really is faster than I expected. The trick is to make the stitches tiny enough that they almost don´t show, when attaching the flower motif to the pillow.

This is how far I have come:

hawaiian quilt delfinelise

I am using a scrap of a super-soft corduroy in a warm yellow color for the flower motif, and a regular cotton sateen for the backing. I am really looking forward to the rest of the process with the quilting as well, it sure will be exciting!



  1. crab&bee on 13/07/2014 at 16:58

    I love the Hawaiian quilt look! What a cool project.

  2. PendleStitches on 13/07/2014 at 20:04

    It’s going to be beautiful! I love hand sewing quilts. So relaxing!

  3. Kathryn on 13/07/2014 at 22:58

    This looks like it will be lovely Solvi! I’ve never seen this technique before. I hope you’re enjoying your time in a different part of Norway – sounds very tranquil!

  4. Jenna on 14/07/2014 at 13:02

    This looks really interesting, I had never heard of Hawaiian quilting before. I’m looking forward to seeing the end result!

  5. Debbie on 22/07/2014 at 10:27

    It looks lovely and I am intrigued by the sound of your working in a remote area. Sounds very peaceful 🙂

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