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I have finally finished the Hawaiian baby quilt I’ve been working on. It’s been my back-burner project for, oh, almost four years! The baby it’s intended for is now almost three and not really a baby anymore, but hopefully he’ll like it anyway.
While it has certainly been a lot of work (the central portion is all hand-quilted), it’s the most satisfying project I’ve ever worked on. The thread color isn’t consistent, the applique is crooked, and I have a lot to learn about mitered corners, but I’m ready to start another, this time for my own baby. Hopefully it will be done by the time he goes to college.

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Here’s a closer look at the stitching on the back side.

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And here it is in all its glory.

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If you want to make your own (and I highly recommend it–quilting is very meditative and also a great way to pass the time when you’re on the phone or chatting it up with someone), check out our Hawaiian Quilt Project from the pages of CRAFT, Volume 02.