Big Island Blossom

60″ x 60″
Technique offered as a workshop. Click here for more information.

As part of the preparation for a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii, I designed this quilt as project that I could work on while traveling. Inspired by traditional Hawaiian quilts, I wanted to create a modern variation using traditional Hawaiian design and production techniques.

The background curves were machine pieced. The 16 blossoms were folded, cut and basted using traditional Hawaiian quilt methods. I needle-turn appliqued the blossoms while traveling. When I returned home, I machine-pieced the blocks to complete the quilt top. The quilting was achieved on a domestic machine with a walking foot (with lots of buried threads).

accolades & exhibitions
• QuiltCon 2017, shown in the Applique category
Savannah, Georgia

•Modern Quilt Exhibit, 2017 Pacific International Quilt Festival
Santa Clara, California

BIg Island Blossom mini quilt by Whole CIrcle Studio : Workshop taught by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill |

Big Island Blossom Mini Quilt made with fabric by Tula Pink


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