12. "Jewels and Flowers" Story: This quilt began as shop hop blocks in Texas some years ago. Each block was comprised of 4 smaller blocks. Once the blocks were created I wanted to add vines and flowers to offset the angular blocks, so this design evolved. I added three dimensional flowers, a butterfly and a bird to the vines. I had problems deciding how to place the blocks and asked a designer friend of mine to help. Her advice was priceless, as the balance created was perfect. Sadly, she died recently and did not get to see it finished, as it still needs to be quilted.