I have been dieing to share my finished coin quilt - had to wait for some sun to get good pictures.
Honu kala pa'a - roughly Hawaiian turtle coins. I made it to remind me of the wonderful trips we've taken to Maui and Kauai.
I love it! Tula Pink's Neptune line - three charm packs and a bit of yardage for back and binding. It is sashed with 100% white linen, also on the back.
The other solid on the back is cotton oxford shirting. It was a substitute when I realized I forgot to buy enough linen for the back. A happy accident, it was wonderful to work with and I'll certainly look for more to use again. I got that piece for a huge bargain at JoAnn's, but it is considered a fall fabric, so I have to wait just a bit to find it again. I decided to feature some of my favorite charm squares on the back, and I like this the best with the sea turtles.
The black print is perfect for the binding.
Neptune really is amazing, so when I saw that Hancocks of Paducah had the quilt kit on sale for nearly 50% off, I had to have it. The kit came with two layer cakes, nine fat quarters, and finally 5/8 yd and 1 1/2 yd cuts. Ooooh, pretty.....
(tossed in 3 yards of Bijoux - on sale, already paying for shipping and all)
We decided to do Becket's room in a kind of Hawaiian sea-theme with underwater and waterfall photos we've taken. I'll probably use just the blues, blacks and greens. I just have to choose what pattern to make.