A new year starts and I start a new quilt also. It will be a king size Hawaiian quilt. My husband wanted a new quilt for our bed and he likes hawaiian ones.
I took a roll of newsprint that I taped together for a pattern. For Hawaiian quilts, all you need is one eighth of the quilt. I cut it out.
Because I couldn't get the fabric I liked wide enough, I bought 9 yards and cut it into 3 sections and sewed it together. I will do the same for the backing also. I will have enough leftover to have binding from it for the edges.
Here it is pinned on the folded fabric. When I cut, I'm cutting through 8 layers. It takes sharp scissors and I did get some blisters.
This gives you an idea how the fabrics look together. I love batiks and I didn't want too much contrast. Maybe a calmer look.