My brother got married this fall (yay!) I made this quilt as a wedding present. I was inspired by Denyse Schmidt's amazing design called Run and Fall http://www.dsquilts.com/runandfall.html. I wanted the design to evoke coming together (hence the converging lines), growing (I used green and yellows to suggest a vine, or a bunch of flowers), and home (the design suggests an urban skyline - they live in NYC). I hand-stitched the applique and then machine quilted the whole thing in zig-zagging lines - it took about two months from start to finish (although the design process took a little longer).