So this was a big jump.
1. This was the first quilt I made for someone older than 3.
2. It was (comparably) large.
3. It was for someone who sews and can therefore can recognize a straight seam.
4. It was for my MOM!
I used this pattern for the basic idea.
I abolutely adore how it came out. It's really striking in person. And Mom loved it!