Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Wednesday 17 July 2013

Carol's Hawaiian Punch Quilt

 I recently finished this quilt for Carol, who blogs at Quilt As Desired. If I have my facts straight, this is a quilt she made up for a friend of hers, using fabric from Hawaiian shirts of his that he gave to Carol to cut up for a quilt. She put together this beauty of a quilt. It was so much fun seeing all the different fabrics, and motifs and people and animals in the fabrics. She chose a fern leaf pantograph that looks almost identical to a palm leaf, for the quilting design. It complimented the fabrics and the piecing beautifully. This is why I love long arming for other people. I would never get to see the variety of quilts that I do, if I were only doing my own.
Thanks, Carol, for letting me do this wonderful quilt.


  1. I hadn't thought of using Hawaiian shirts in a quilt. TONS of them at the thrift stores here. Very nice looking quilt she made. Clean, fun and bright.

  2. You did an awesome job on the quilting! thanks so much!

  3. That's a fantastic quilt! What a great idea to use up those Hawaiian shirts - they seem like such a good idea when you buy them, and then they hang in your closet... Glad that someone is going to benefit from these shirts! The quilt pattern is perfect for it too!


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