This example is from Eleanore Burns' Quilt In A Day Shop.
This is an example of Kapa Moe from the Ho'okuleana blog.
We like to visit my husband's brother in Hawaii and each time we visit, I think about learning the Hawaiian quilting technique. This year was the year. I purchased a pillow top kit at the Kapaia Stitchery shop, which included a ready to appliqué pillow top, a needle, thread and a book with instructions and many more patterns. I am not a fan of appliqué so I hadn't done needle turned in my 40 years of quilting. I was a little intimidated but the shop owner reassured me that I could do it.
I love the beach and swimming in the ocean so we logged in quite a few beach hours during our trip and my new project kept my hands busy while I lounged in the sun. This activity didn't get in the way of visiting or listening to a good book on my iPad. It's good to have hand work to pick up when you find yourself sitting around twiddling your thumbs. Call me old fashioned but I'd much rather get something done than aimlessly surf the web on my phone. By the time I am done with this block, I will be a master needle-turner and have a lovely pillow too.