Hawaiian quilting is accomplished by quilting "the distance of the width of your little finger" away from the applique. The Hawaiians will measure using the little finger to repeatedly quilt around the applique in what we quilters call "Shadow quilting." It is done like little children do with new crayolas. Just keep repeating the lines outside an object using the same distance between the lines. Aloha! And, HAPPY NEW YEAR~!!!!!!!!!!