First let me tell you a story. Many years ago, my dad's grandma started a quilt. She took the cast off clothing of my dad and his siblings and crafted a Dresden Plate patterned quilt (I think that's what they are called). She passed away before she was able to finish the quilt and my mom, being pretty much the most crafty woman in our family, inherited all the pieces. I remember from when I was a little girl, my mom working on this quilt, embroidering around the edges, with bright orange yarn. After awhile, the quilt was relegated to the back of our linen closet where it sat until this past year. I took this quilt and had it quilted for my dad for Father's Day. There is a wonderful woman, MaryAnne Huggins, based out in Ojai that took on this task. My dad was mildly pleased with the present, his first comment being, "Wow! It sure is bright!" I wasn't expecting him to fall over gushing so I wasn't too disappointed. He did recognize though, that this is now an heirloom quilt for our family. This first photo is the quilt on my dad's bed. This second photo is a close up of one of the panels.