A long, long time ago (last Fall)... I helped moderate round 4 of the Schnitzel and Boo mini quilt swap. Everyone in my group shipped their package. Except for one. Once I gave up hope on the sender, I let the recipient know that I'd be sending her an angel swap package (a replacement for a missing package). I also warned her that it would not be done in a super timely manner. The holidays were upon us and my dad had recently passed away. Well... that turned into a Q2 finish as I didn't end up shipping to her until April. Eek. However, I'm really happy with my finish and I hope she loves it, too!
I decided to go with this star block from her Pinterest idea board and she mentioned Cotton and Steel in her likes. I chose a Modern Background Paper fabric from Zen Chic for my background. I love these! Great low volume and some (like this one) have text. I went with some uneven matchstick quilting. Totally outside my normal palette choices, but I'm very happy with it.