Some time ago (it's been enough years that I can't remember!), I took a Hawaiian applique class at a local quilt shop. I really enjoyed the technique and set out to make an entire quilt using at least 12 blocks. So far I have four completed blocks that I have been working on for...possibly 10 years!!!
This is my most recent block.
What I love about this technique is how easy it is to carry along and work on anywhere. This particular block went to Hawaii with me a year ago. I've worked on it on airplanes, long car rides, sitting at piano lessons, etc, etc. This block took me probably two years to complete using needle-turn applique.
I would love to show you my other three blocks. However, I have them "safely" tucked away somewhere that I can't seem to find at the moment! :) It may be time to do a little studio clean-out!