So we had a little flurry of retirements at work - two in January, and now another one the end of this week.
This time I asked my co-worker what colors she wanted. She came back and asked if I could do a Hawaiian quilt. Um - yeah - not me. I don't applique very much at all - and this definitely was not time for me to challenge myself with something on that scale.
So I compromised - I found this Triple Bear Paw two color quilt pattern online from Martingale Press - and chose two hibiscus and swirl fabrics in the colors that my coworker suggeseted - and "HIbernation" was born (or HI-bear-nation -to be more accurate).
I wish I was more confident with softer rounder quilting -but I did a lot of echo quilting (and pivoting) on this one. If I had it all to do over, I would have quilted it in a round spiral from the center.