When I retired, a group of friends at school asked what they could get me to remember them by. I suggested that if they each purchased 3 to 5 fat quarters that coordinated with dark brown, that I would make a quilt to remember them by. Some bought very traditional prints and others bought bolder designs, but this pattern showed them all off nicely. It's called "African Fire Flower" by Birch Creek Quilts out of Hopkins, MN. The flower petals were a nice easy shape to begin my needle-turn applique lessons with Gini.
I kept the overall quilting very simple - outlined the flowers, sketched in some leaves, and did lazy curves down the scrappy panels.
The Virginia Beach retreaters (April 2012) may remember that this quilt was at one time mistaken by the gremlins as a kitchen ruffle. LOL
DH just finished constructing the quilt hanger, and it is now displayed on the wall next to the bed he made.