It was a slight rush to get it loaded and returned to her before the birth of her grandchild, so I was only able to snap a few pictures before getting it back in the mail. Her choice of fabric and the setting made choosing a quilting design simple.
To soften the square setting and sharp corners I used a free-motion ribbon. I changes the ribbon's orientation to make it look like it was circling around the center.
As for the center square. I used the adorable whale fabric as inspiration for this little guy.