My guild made this quilt for one of our members who is ill. My contribution was the quilting. The blocks and sashing were so bright. I almost put an all over design on it, until I loaded it and saw the applique blocks up close and personal. They just whimpered to me "we're worth special treatment". Sigh.
One of my favorite parts of this quilt is Darlene Epp's budding fern sashing design. It was so easy to use and it is so pretty to look at. You'll see it in some of the sashing, it doesn't show up very well in the black and white cornerstones, but it is there too. It's available on her website http://trilliumhousedesigns.danemcoweb.com/
I did not pick a theme for the quilting. Each block has something different in it. Much was done with IQ, some by my hand.