The problem: I don't like any of them. So I put the basic idea in to Electric Quilter 7 and started playing around:
I kind of like the triangles above, but it still doesn't feel right. I have doodled and doodled and doodled. Stuck. Stuck. Stuck.
Finally, I started thinking about traditional applique borders. I knew that they often had swags, so I started playing with that idea. Below is what I came up with. It has the Hawaiian motifs connected by dots! Finally, I was excited!