He finally said just make me one like my friend's in browns, greens and with some bright orangy accents. Part way through the sewing I realized that the rows were out of order changing the colour arrangement that I had spent hours placing. But in the end I came up with this ...
It is so so soft. I almost don't want to give it to him!
It measures about 55x65 unbound. I used a washable wool batting to keep it light but warm. The backing is a black plush material that is super snugly. It's finally bound and ready to send!
And just think about all that scrap I have to make another quilt.