I was asked by a dear friend to make a quilt as a wedding gift for her daughter. She gave me a great deal of leeway. I was asked to make the quilt blue and orange, and she wanted it to have a scrappy look. I sent her a few pictures of quilts, and we decided on this Bonnie Hunter pattern, Tropical Twist, from the January/February 2009 issue of Quiltmaker. I purchased the batiks in five states... Wyoming, California, Wisconsin, Utah and Arizona this summer. I am really pleased with how it turned out. I quilted it freehand.