My dad is building a house on the lot where he's been living. It's a gorgeous piece of well-treed land complete with a babbling brook and a host of iris plants. This is his housewarming present. The pattern is based on a picture from a book we found together on a trip to Lowell Mass. where we visited the factories and fabric museums. I dragged dad and my husband Blake to the quilting museum! The payback to dad was to pick out his own pillow. He wanted something less fussy and small-pieced as some of the pillows he'd seen me do.
Note to anyone thinking about visiting the Lowell museums: good idea!