I can totally understand not liking a quilt once you have it done. And the ones I've liked the least everyone ohhh and aww's over and it still doesn't seem to get me to like it. With that being said, I'm gonna be an ohhh and awwwwer and say that on the bargello as soon as I looked at it I thought "wow you sure captured the ocean" and the whales are beautiful. Sometimes I think we are our own worst critic and tend to be harder on ourselves then we need to be. I'm sure she will treasure it and love it always. I think you did a great job and I really like the results.