With all the shootings in the schools in the south and in Columbine, all of which it upset me so much and I was really worried about my Grand-kids going to school with all this going on. I felt I just had to say something to help the "cause" of trying to get guns out of schools and what better way than through my work. I designed it on graph paper first. Then just sewed it starting from the middle out. Machine pieced and hand appliqued and beaded and paper piecing letters in the center.