Aloha Quilt

Itโ€™s been a bit slow going getting into my crafting/sewing projects, but my boys and I have finally settled into a routine and Iโ€™m carving out dedicated time to work through my list. First up is my Aloha Quilted Table Runner.

ALOHA sign

The inspiration for this quilt came from a sign we saw attached to the restrooms at Kahaluโ€™u beach on Big Island in May.

dresden pillow

This is the pillow I made as a trial run for the “O” in my runner, using the super quick and easy Dresden Plate Block tutorial. It was too big for my project as is, but readily adaptable and sewn together in a single day.

The quilt took longer than most, but probably because it was one of the few completely original quilting ideas generated by me and I can really brood over every detail.


Sara, recognize this yellow fabric?

I wanted to make the entire quilt, fabrics, batting and thread, from my stash. This left me debating for at least a week on the background fabric. Then one of my dear friends, who knows about my sewing habit, passed along this yellow fabric.

Background Quilting

I decided on random wavy lines for the background quilting, thinking it would look like waves. In reality it looks more like wood grain. One of those happy accidents.

8 thoughts on “Aloha Quilt

    • Thanks Rachel. It’s a dangerous hobby, that has the capacity to take over rooms. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Very nice Toni! Really like the pillow, very pretty. Love seeing my grandson too. Never seem to get enough of that ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Gorgeous Toni! We are working into settling into our routine this week with Alli starting preschool and I’m hopping for some more sewing time ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. This is my favorite quilt I’ve seen of yours yet! SO great!!! You are so creative and talented, my friend.

    • Thank you Christie!! I was pretty excited about it. I’m tempted to make another with pink letters….

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