Background on Hawaiian Quilting
Hawaiian Quilt Font
A number of years ago, I discovered a Hawaiian quilt font. Each letter provided a Hawaiian applique quilt block. When I looked on the Internet today, I discovered three different Hawaiian quilt block fonts.
You can download the fonts for free from Netfontes.com The fonts were designed by Pokelele.
I decided that these "letters" would make great quilt blocks, and would also be good practice for learning to use the applique tools in Electric Quilt 8.
Once installed you can even use the alphabet on the quilt worktable. Make sure you are on Layer 2 and have a contrasting color from your background selected.
Drafting a Hawaiian Quilt Block using EQ8
Here is the quilt from the video.
Are you ready to put on your detective hat? Here is a "letter" quilt I just designed in EQ8. Each letter was drafted as an applique block in EQ8. Can you decode it?
A challenge for you - Create your own Hawaiian code quilt. Post a picture in the Learning EQ Facebook group and let's have fun solving each others coded quilts. No requirements on number of letters (even one is ok). The idea is to have some fun playing with EQ.
Ready to Learn the Applique Tools in Electric Quilt 8?
If you would like to expanding your applique drawing skills, I recommend my Tech Know Quilter class, Introduction to Applique. You will receive eleven 10 minute lessons (with videos along with written and illustrated tutorials) that will take you step by step through the applique toolkit as you draft a series of blocks and an applique quilt.
Here are a few images shared by Tech Know Quilter members after completing the Introduction to Applique class.
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