Edit: Martha and her Mom gave me permission to print this story:
"The vet it is going to is 93 years old. He is a relative of ours and served in WWII. He resides in a nursing home. Back in the 80's he and his wife would drive their motorhome from California and spend the summers on our dairy farm. He would help drive tractors to help my husband with the field work. They did this for about 16 summers. They became very close to our children while they were growing up and have a special spot in their hearts. He would tell many stories of his time in the service. This quilt is just one way we want to thank him for his service to our country."
I did a meander with stars in the outer border, and 2 stars in each of the smaller star fabric sections:
then added loops in the red and blue sections:
followed by a wiggly line in the narrow blue border.
The backing is light colored, so all the quilting shows up well there: