Hawaiian quilters take a single piece of fabric, fold it in quarters or eighths and cut out a pattern similar to cutting a paper snowflake. The resulting image is then appliqued onto a solid background. This folding method results in symmetrical motifs that repeat depending on how many times the fabric was folded. Traditionally, Hawaiian quilts are composed of only two colors, one for the appliqued design and one for the background.
Paragon Eagle Applique Quilt Kit # 01147. American Glory quilt. This quilt was featured in Good Housekeeping magazine in Sept. of 1961. A garage sale find featured on Ann Champion's blog.
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Red and white Chain and Block. Maker unknown. 1860-1880. 77 x 81 inches.
Margaret English Wood Dodge made the cotton pieced and appliquéd bedcover when she was well into her 80s. The eagle was painted by her son, John Wood Dodge of Tennessee. The bedcover is thought to have been made for the Brooklyn and Long Island sanitary fair as a raffle prize.