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Hawaii License Plate Pattern

1.  Print the pattern on legal size paper.  Set to landscape.  The design should measure 12" x 6".  Start with a 87 light denim background fabric measuring at least 13" x 7"

2.  See the photo on the blog: http://barbarabieraugeldesigns.blogspot.com/    for color placement.  

        1.  34 Dark Aqua, goes under 2 and 10.  This extends out into the outer seam allowance.

        2.  33  Aqua, goes over 1 and extends into the outer seam allowance.

        3.  7 Dark Gray.  All number 3’s are cut asl one piece extending across the width of the block and into the seam allowance.  It goes under 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10.

        4.  3 Black, goes over 3 and under 8.

        5.  3 Black, goes over 3.

        6.  69 Dark Gold, goes over 3 and under 7 and 8.

        7.  22 Dark Green, goes over 6.

        8.  22 Dark Green, goes over 3, 4, 6 and under 10.

9.  3 Black  Cut the volcano all in one piece.  It goes under 10, 11 and 12 and over 3.

        10. 1 White goes over 1, 3, 8 and 9.  Extend it into the outer seam allowance.

        11. 4 Light Red goes over 3, 9 and 10.

        12. 4 Light Red goes over 3.

        13. 10 Dark Yellow

3.  Follow the instructions on your fusible product.

Reverse the pattern if you are drawing the design pieces on the back side of the fusible.  The number indicate the order of applique.  

4.  When you cut out your pieces with the fusible remember to leave a seam allowance that will extend under another piece.  Add a seam allowance

to the pieces that are on the sides and bottom so the pieces extend into the seam allowance.  

5.  The letters were done in the order of the rainbow as follows:  H 4 Light Red, A 37 Dark Orange, W 10 Dark Yellow, A 22 Dark Green, I 28 Dark Purple, I 30 Dark Blue.

6.  I added a strip of 4 Light Red on the right side with the date of admission to the United States, 1959.  I wrote the numbers with permanent fabric black ink.

7. Place stabilizer on the back of the block.   Edge stitch either with a straight stitch or a small zig zag. I used a variable size zig zag on fabric 10 and  2 to indicate some movement of the water.

8.  Trim to 12 1/2 “ x 6 1/2 “.

I hope that you enjoy this Hawaii Block.  Some time in the future I hope to use it along with other island blocks for a small wall hanging.

Hawaii License Plate Block © 2014 Barbara Bieraugel                              Made with American Made Brand Fabrics