This is LITTLE HOKUM RAG, the blog of artist Amy Crehore. NEWS 2017: Antonio Colombo Gallery show May 25-Sept 22 Milan, Italy. Jiro Miura Gallery Ephemeral Show Sept 16-Oct 9, Tokyo, Japan and Blab Show Sept 9-Sept 30, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
Inger Brommeland, Hawaiian Applique Quilt, Norway Heather Miller, Tropical Garden Quilt, Washington State Inger Brommeland, Hawaiian Applique-block, NorwayMaureen Callahan, Synchronized SwimmingOriginal Design, Wilson, NY
I always loved Amish quilts for their sophisticated use of bright, contrasting colors and geometric designs even though the apparel of the Amish people themselves is modest and simple, with little color.
The Electric Quilt website had a contest to "Design a block in the Hawaiian appliqué style" and they have a gallery with 124 examples. These Hawaiian applique designs have so much in common with Amish designs.
Have a look at this wonderfully inspiring form of traditional, yet modern, "Op Art":