Ulu Pin

Hawaiian quilt making was introduced to Hawaiian women as early as the 1820’s. Early quilts were made from scrap pieces of fabric. It wasn’t until the 1870’s that the traditional Hawaiian quilts that we see today where created. Cotton fabric had become more readily available and allowed quilters to create symmetrical designs that radiated from the center of the quilt. These designs were often cut out of one piece of fabric like a paper snowflake, and sewn on to a solid background.

Quilt Designs were often based on personal inspiration or experience. Each quilt was also given a name that represented the inspiration and design behind it. I have a big ʻulu tree in my yard. It stands tall and strong, and has an abundance of fruit. This is a simple design that I created for one of my favorite parts of my home.

Soft Enamel Pin
Metal Clasp Backing
1 inch