Now that the gift has been gifted I can post pictures.
Made my second starghan, its a ridiculous 78″ from point to point. It took me a month of crocheting in my down time. I am really happy with the colors and the way that it turned out. It is picture here on my queen size bed. It is definitely the largest afghan I have ever made.
Then I made this awesome pillow case to serve as a gift bag. I didn’t use a pattern other than getting the size from a pillowcase that I already had and then I made it a little larger in case of shrinkage.