The practice of using a single piece of a solid color fabric hand-appliqued onto a white background became a Hawaiian tradition. This inspired and stimulated the author, Judith Sandstorm, when creating her own designs. With seventeen patterns to get you started and easy to follow instructions, learn to cut and stitch both hand and machine appliqued blocks. Includes traditional single color designs like Hawaiian Seas and Hawaiian Christmas. Traditional center-embellished with added color designs include Christmas Cactus, Hibiscus and Tulip bouquet and May Maze. Embellished block-used repeated times includes designs like Butterfly Trails, Four Color Tulips and Tahitian Dream. Embelished medallion patchwork designs include Exotic Purple Lily, Amazing Amaryllis and Daffodils and Bluebirds. Quilters of all skill levels will discover a beautiful Hawaiian quilt to inspire them. 'Creating Hawaiian-Inspired Quilts' by Judith Sandstrom, published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., softcover with 80 pages.