Australia and Pacific
Hawaiian quilts represent an appliqué and quilting style that was developed by indigenous Hawaiians. It may reflect older kapa (bark cloth) traditions. Hawaiian quilts characteristically have a central design that is cut out of a piece of cloth that has been folded into halves, quarters or eighths. The thus created radiating design it is stitched onto the white top cloth of the quilt, with echo quilting around the cloth's edges.