Big Island Blossom

Big Island Blossoms
cotton fabric, batting, thread
hand pieced, machine quilted by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill
60″ x 60″
Fitted with a hanging sleeve for wall display.

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 interpretation.

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 .

• 2017: QuiltCon, Savannah, Georgia
• 2017: Modern Quilt Exhibit, Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, California

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