Monday, December 19, 2016

Believe it or not... (part 2)

Log Cabin from Hawaii, 38" x 46"
Here is the second of the two "Believe it or's from Hawaii" quilts. This one is a Log Cabin. Other than the color palette, there isn't much of a clue that it's from Hawaii. It was made with mostly quilting cottons.

The quilt was most likely made in the later years of the 20th century, when polyester was out, sources of Hawaiian prints were drying up, and quilting cottons were in.

It was probably made before the era of long-arming, since it is tied rather than quilted.

The backing fabric is an interesting print with figures in a landscape, but it doesn't look Hawaiian.

It would also be a reasonable guess to say the maker was not the most experienced quiltmaker. The block centers are out of place, and the left side blocks seem to be in disarray. I like it, though. It's something a little different, representing the time that came time after my Hawaiian scrap quilt focus period.


  1. Thank you for showing us your lovely quilts. I love the backing of the log cabin quilt, it looks like the secret garden with Mary and her skipping rope.

  2. i love the disarray; it's refreshing and joyful and looks as though this quilter used what they had - which always leads to exciting improvisation. thanks for showing some of your remarkable collection. this is one of my favorite scrappy quilts. a lot of the fabrics look like they come from clothing.

  3. I like the use of the backing fabric. So many fabrics are too special to cut up.... and a backing gives you the whole deal......