I designed this quilt and tutorial for Sew, Mama, Sew!, and they have just posted it on their site. It measures 20.5″ x 20.5″, with Anthuriums in the center, surrounded by embroidered turtles – the two things I remember often from my trips to Hawaii. The tutorial includes a PDF file with the design.
The spadix on the flowers is embroidered using long and short stitches, and the turtles are done with back stitches.
Head over to Sew, Mama, Sew!. I love their blog as they have lots of cool tutorials, keep their content fresh, and feature amazing contributors.