Island Chain by me, for David and Joy
Then I got to the quilting! All done with Glide "Cream" thread. A slight shine to it, but still traditional. Wool batting. I know, it's going to Hawaii, but still. I wanted the loft of the wool, and Joy had said that this wouldn't be a "sleeping under" quilt. I must say that I'm quite pleased with the end results.
I did do continuous curves in the on point squares in the border, but they still needed something in the background of the squares. More feathers! Again, "growing" out in both directions from the center.
My favorite part is the backing where you can really see the quilting. I chose a cream tone on tone print in 108" wide so no seams in the backing.
Once the quilting was finished, I didn't have enough of any of the fabrics for the binding, and I wasn't thrilled with the idea of using any of them anyway. Back to the fabric store! Personally, I like my binding to be slightly darker than the border so that they form a frame for the quilt. I found a marbleized print that picked up the darker tone in brown fabrics perfectly