This is LITTLE HOKUM RAG, the blog of artist Amy Crehore. NEWS: Amy Crehore's BATHERS,BUSKERS and CATS
Solo Show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery, L.A.,CA (Nov 1- Dec.1,2019), Juxtapoz at 25: B&W Exhibit Miami, FLA (Dec 4-8, 2019) Blab! show Sept 12-Oct 3, 2020, 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":