So, she took apart the sashing, and made a sampler quilt with 12 of the blocks, which she gave to the church. Life and family got in the way, and the rest of the quilt was put away again, for about another 5 or 6 years, when Sandy had time to work on this project again. She decided which 12 blocks to put into this lapquilt, and finished piecing it to give to a friend.
We decided on a custom freehand treatment, with minimal marking, and no ruler work or SID. This kept the budget within what Sandy had had in her mind to spend.
The back of the quilt is very interesting, because Sandy used a white backing, so she and her colleagues could sign their good wishes on the back of the quilt before gifting it to her friend.
Sandy borrowed back the original quilt that had been given away 5 years ago, and has also finished piecing the 3rd lap quilt, and here's a photo of all 3 together...the middle one isn't showing all of it's blocks