Cherry Blossom Quilt by Certified Instructor Kimi Kumagai shows another type of Contemporary Hawaiian quilting technique called reverse applique. While reverse applique is used in traditional Hawaiian quilting to accent flowers and leaves in this quilt it is only reverse applique that is shown. The Beautiful Cherry Blossoms slowly falling under the evening sky. Designed and Quilted by Kimi Kumagai. 90″x 90″
Kimi is one of our favorite quilters. She has been able to convey the art of Hawaiian quilting through many different techniques and incorporate not only Hawaiian themes but themes and traditions from her homeland. She learned to quilt from Poakalani and designing from John Serrao. She is currently teaching in Nagoya, Japan.