My neighbor recently asked me to make a baby-sized Hawaiian quilt for her to use as a baby gift. Her color choice was pewter and knowing I didn't have a clue as to what color she thought was pewter, we went to Hilo to fabric shop at Kialuea Kreations.
Unlike me, she chose the fabrics she wanted in less than 5 minutes. Gray-green with tiny stars and a mottled pale yellow. Colors I wouldn't have ever thought to choose. But she's happy and I think they actually look great together.
I've done the applique and now it's time to tackle the quilting. I'll probably do hand quilting, although since it's meant to be used by the baby, I'm considering doing machine quilting instead.
Here's a sneak peek at the appliqued top:
The pattern is from Kathy Nakajima's Tahitian Quilts book, with a few modifications. I enlarged it and removed the coconuts. It's supposed to be palm trees and waves.