He always comes to class with a set idea of what he wants to create, even down to the colors that he wants to use.
I know my students, so I always make sure that I have what I call a rainbow pile in the scrap box, which has in it something for everyone.
He likes the texture and design of the wave landscape patchwork technique and his mother likes practical arty gifts so he decided to make a zippered pouch for her.
He sewed a small piece and then quilted it.
Found a blue zipper in my box of upcycled zippers
Prepared the pieces
He had found coordinating threads as well
Attached the zipper
And was very happy with the end result