Today at quilting class I assisted Dianna from Arizona in laying our her Coral and Fish design by John Serrao. She was unhappy with her colors of Peach on a very light Peach and had preferred a blue backing. I also preferred a blue backing so we scrambled in class and came back with two…
Category: Quilting Techniques
Echo or Definitive centers both are beautiful.
Loving Barbara’s stenciled center giving the quilt a more attractive middle.
Doing it right will save time and make your quilting easier.
Prepping your large quilt for quilting by layering your backing fabric, batting and top fabric can be overwhelming. Take your time and by using the grid basting procedure it will stop your batting from shifting and stop your quilt backing from puckering. Joyce the quilt is beautiful I can’t wait to see it quilted. Monsterra…
Color Matters – Quilting Class 11-07-15
or does Color Matter – Traditionally it was always a dark color on a white or light background. Then with availability of more colors and fabrics the colors of quilts became more bright and vibrant. Today we use printed fabrics and batiks. Whatever the color choices are it never changes the patterns/designs their stories and…
Basting your top
If you baste your quilt carefully the easier the applique and Don’t forget to baste the large areas of the designs. Basting by Mie.
Cherish Our Kupuna
When the years swiftly pass us by and our eyes and hands age with time the amazing quilting ladies of the palace always offer a helping hand for our kupuna. Thank you Naomi of Kobe Japan who is a certified instructor for cutting out “Our” Wilma’s quilt and for all the ladies who took the…
Quilt Class 03-07-15 Show and Admire…. Quilts ready to be Appliqued
We love when our quilters are home for a short visit and it’s all about Oooh’s and Ahhhh’s. Love these ladies and miss them when they’re not here but they’ve been busy cutting and laying our their larger quilts. So beautiful. All quilts designed by John Serrao EXCEPT that beautiful Red and Blue and Orange…
The Paper Pattern
After designing your pattern sometimes it’s a good idea to cut it out on paper first before cutting it out on fabric. That way you can see the full design, double check the size, and also make any changes. When John first started designing he used masking tape to join newsprint paper to the size…
Awesome John and his Magic Pencils
The Monsterra a very popular Hawaiian quilt design because of its bold large leaves. Click on the graphic and watch John and his magic pencils create the actual design seen here. 45″ x 45″ Designed by John Serrao from the Poakalani Serrao Family Quilt Collection.
Using a plain backing showcases the tiny quilting stitches and its amazing design.