I admire her generous actions and decided to join in.
Although the top was small, it was a good start.
I made a number of string pieced blocks for a border, using many of the same fabrics as are in the original panel. Originally, I planned to do two rows of them. However, when the first batch went up on the design wall, I could see that they would overpower the center. A pale border was added and one row of blocks was added in a zigzag pattern. My math skills are no longer what they need to be for this kind of work, so a "fudge block" was added in the center of each side.
I'm really liking it and hope that some teenager in Massachusetts will, too.
Thanks to Cricket for inspiration.