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Quilting Bold and Beautiful: Hawaiian-Style Quilt Designs

Learn how to make amazing Hawaiian appliqué quilts!

  • 36 projects including pillows, tote bags, pouches, tapestries, a sewing case, and quilts
  • 8 beautiful motifs from nature: Monstera, lilikoi (passion fruit), banana leaves, 'ulu (breadfruit), rainbow shower trees, Lokelani flowers, marine life, and the Hawaiian landscape
  • Small scale projects to try a new technique without a big commitment
  • Step-by-step instructions and photos, templates, and detailed technique tutorials
  • Expert guidance on both padded and flat-surface techniques, plus instructions for how to make your own original designs from the provided templates
  • Author Meg Maeda is a designer, artist, and instructor specializing in Hawaiian-style quilting


This skill-building quilting book showcases the Hawaiian applique design influence in quilting!

A must-have project guide featuring a fun, fresh aesthetic to try, Quilting Bold and Beautiful is an inspiring quilting project guide that focuses on Hawaiian quilts. Drawing on inspiration from native plants, animals, flowers, fruits, and other distinct subjects that bring nature into your home, Hawaiian quilt designs incorporate two contrasting colors and applique motifs. Now, you can achieve this stunning style yourself!

Featuring eight gorgeous motifs to create 36 projects — from home décor, cushions, and tote bags to tapestries, full-size quilts, and more — each design includes step-by-step instructions, applique templates, and detailed technique tutorials. These projects build on each other, are intentionally and specifically ordered, and are approachable and range in size, from small-scale up to full-size. With smaller projects, you can try this exciting and eye-catching technique without committing to a huge task and feeling intimidated or overwhelmed!

Packed with stunning high-quality photography, this book's perfectly kit-able projects, easy-to-construct in solids and subtle prints, make this a must-have for quilters, sewists, and even quilt shops looking to expand their class offering with a fresh design approach.

A specialist in Hawaiian-style quilting, author, designer, artist, and instructor Meg Maeda shares her expertise and favorite projects within these pages while teaching both padded work and flat-surface techniques on smaller scale projects.