So, I called her up as soon as I unpacked the box of borrowed quilts and apologized for never making one for her. I asked if she wanted one, and if she did, what would she like. She immediately knew! She took a picture of a comforter she has on her queen-sized bed that is in shades of blue and light cream and tans. It has paisley motifs all over it, so she said something that goes with that in the same color scheme would be great. I'm thrilled that the serendipity of this request matches exactly the theme of my quilt guild's show theme for 2019. Do you pay attention to serendipitous events in your life? Makes the hair stand up on your arms and at the back of your neck. I love it when it happens.
Here is her picture and some of my sketches for ideas:
She liked the one with the hexie background and paisley applique. I liked it the best too, because it's more modern.