My oldest DGD (15yrs old) wants to go on a student exchange. New Zealand or Brazil are her choices although there are alot of options. The price varies from $5000.00 to $10000.00 for expenses and length of exchange. I am thinking of doing a quilt for her to auction to help with expenses. My questions are: Would you make 2 large lap quilts, one masculine and one feminine or one large queen size? Would you do traditional patterns like log cabins or dresden plates, or more contemporary like a bargello? Would you use very soft pastels or go for a more dramatic effect like black and whites? I have a ton of stash, so it wouldn't really cost me that much to do it, and I would really like to help her anyway that I can. With money be very tight right now, I can't afford the cash, but, I could make a quilt to raise some money for her.