It could have been completed 2 years ago, when she was learning how to drive and we set off to the streets to get lost and laugh. There would be stops at consignment stores, a favorite dessert place for Gato Gordo (Affogato) and a quilt store. There she picked out the fabrics she wanted added to the quilt. Paris' Eiffel tower, city street scene, picnic cloth with ants (to remind her of her "aunt"), safari print, Singer sewing machines, and the sushi scene, with a side of french fries (to remind her of meeting with friends).
Two years is such a long time in the life of a teenager, it's difficult to believe she's off to college. I just hope that the themes will remind her of everyone who loves her, and the happy times that launch her towards her new future. I need good thoughts from everyone as I forge ahead with my makeshift quilt wall to finish before she starts in the fall.