Study the muslin back of this quilt and try to imagine it without the straight lines. That's how it came back from the LA quilter. I had told her to use "feminine" designs since it was for a woman, and I thought the back could be used as a whole cloth quilt as an option. Well, I wasn't satisfied with the open spaces, so have spend part of two days wrestling this double-sized quilt through my DSM to get the straight lines filled in.
This takes some of the wrinkles out that appeared after washing and drying. Now I like how it looks, and I am willing to send it to the recipient. The flannel does feel cosy!
I decided if the boy in that family was going to have a matching pillowcase for his quilt, so should his sister. There were some leftover strips from the bargello, so I used them in a fancy cuff.