Crazy for Hawaii

Designed for classes on the big island, this striking contemporary take on crazy quilting is topped off with a quick fused version of Hawaiian appliqué, some beautiful decorative stitching and the sparkle and instant gratification of heat set crystals. This bright beauty can be used as a wall hanging or a table topper and would be gorgeous on the back of a jacket. Make three and join them for a table runner and use the corner blocks to create matching coasters. Techniques include: paper pieced crazy quilting; decorative stitch manipulation; rotation, combinations, placement, symmetrical and asymmetrical resizing; mirroring; stitch density; appliqué; free motion shading; layering; quilting, no pin binding and a scattering of crystals or hand beading for a bit of sparkle reminiscent of sunshine on dew drops.