My sister retired from a job in Alaska and didn't want to spend one more winter freezing. She and her husband actually both retired and headed to Arizona, where they found a nice home. She sent me a few pictures of bare walls and asked for a quilt (or two) to help decorate her home.
Here are the bare walls and color preferences.
I used to make Native American themed quilts and thought that perhaps I could do that. But I then started thinking about other desert motifs and how they are more prevalent in Arizona vacation homes now. I showed my sister some of my ideas and she sent me more pictures. We settled on a sunset scene.
The background was made using freehand cutting and sewing with some strips inserted. My sister likes the Kokopelli motif, so I sketched this one onto steam a seam light and fused the black fabric to the background. It was quilted and faced.
I hope you like it.