I also completed a prayer quilt for Larry Gallegos who will undergo another round of neurosurgery next week.
He claimed to have no favorite colors and thought maybe "neutral" would work. I don't know what neutral means--I think it can proably mean something different to every person using the term. I did find out that he likes to hunt--but I could find no hunting fabric. Outdoors in winter will do, I believe.
With this quilt I learned very quickly that when I do log cabin blocks, I need to use a base fabric. These blocks are eight inches finished, so it needed several borders and some connecting blocks.